Requesting Information

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The University of Strathclyde is committed to promoting public understanding of its nature and activities. The University wishes to provide people with any information that it holds, where possible. This includes students, staff and any other members of the public. Some information will be published routinely and can be found in the University's Publication Scheme. The University will make every effort to provide information in cases where the available information does not meet needs.

Under the terms of the Data Protection Act 1998, the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004, individuals have rights to obtain recorded information held by the University.

Request information relating to yourself

Under the terms of the Data Protection Act 1998 you have the right to ask the University for any information held about you as an individual.

You can out more about this on our Data Protection Pages.

Request other information held by the University

Under the terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 you have the right to ask the University to provide you with any information it holds. For example, the syllabus of a particular course, or information about student numbers.

Before submitting a request we advise you to check the University's Publication Scheme. The information you want may already be available online or elsewhere.

If what you are looking for isn’t already available, then you can make a request to the Information Governance Unit.

Your request needs to be in writing, e.g. by email or letter. You need to explain what information you want. Be as clear and specific as possible. Please provide your contact details along with your full name so that we may contact you quickly if there are any problems with your enquiry. 

If you require information in a particular way, (for example, a photocopy or on computer disk) then this should be stated in the request.

For more advice about this please see:


What happens next?

We will acknowledge your request and provide you with a reference number and target date of reply. You should receive a response 20 working days after we receive your request.

If you have not provided enough detail about what you want or your request is not clear, we will contact you for clarification.


Please note that the above information also relates to any publicly owned subsidiary companies of the University of Strathclyde.