Information for Staff

main content

Freedom of Information: Key Points For University Staff

  • Any request for information may be a FOI request
  • A clock starts ticking; we have 20 working days to respond
  • Record the date the request is made
  • If you routinely give out certain information to the public, staff and students, continue to give out this information
  • Be prepared to provide advice and assistance
  • Make sure someone will deal with requests in your absence
  • If you have concerns about responding to a request, seek advice from your Department FOI Contact or the Information Governance Unit.

Training Modules

Freedom of Information Online Training Module

This module is provided by the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education and Edinburgh Napier University. It is a generic module designed for all Universities in Scotland. 

For more information about EIRs please see Environmental Information.