The Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) creates both rights and responsibilities for individuals.

The documents below are produced by the University to provide information to its students about those rights and responsibilities and to help us all comply with the Act.

The Privacy Notice also explains how the University uses its students’ personal data.


Privacy Notice for Students

The Privacy Notice explains how the University uses its students’ personal data.


Processing of Personal Data by Students

This document describes the circumstances under which the processing of personal data by students is permitted.


Research and Data Protection Act 1998

This guidance is for students and staff and explains how to comply with the Data Protection Act when conducting research that involves personal data.


Audio and Video Recording of Taught Sessions

This guidance document explains how to gain permission to record taught sessions.


Examination Scripts and the Data Protection Act 1998

This guidance document explains how to request a copy of the comments an examiner has made on your examination script.


Requesting a Reference

This guidance document explains what you should do if you want the University to provide you with a reference or if you want to receive a copy of a reference the University has received.