Records management Records retention

The University of Strathclyde recognises the importance of records management.  In accordance with legislative requirements and good records management practice we are working to develop bespoke records retention schedules for the University to ensure our records are managed effectively. 
Retention schedules are available for some specific record types as set out below. 

For other records, not covered by the schedules above, we refer to the retention periods set out in the JISC Records Retention Schedule for HEIs. This is sector-specific best practice and is based on extensive research and consultation with a wide range of institutions across the UK available at:

If you have specific queries about the retention of records please contact

For verification/confirmation of qualifications, visit our Academic Verification page or email

Please also see guidelines on FMS hard copy document retention from Finance.