Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, anyone is able to make a request to a public authority for information. The University of Lincoln, as a public authority as defined by the Act, is obliged to provide information either through its publication scheme or in response to requests made under the general right of access.

A request for information must be made in writing (including electronic means) and the applicant is entitled to be informed whether the information is held and to have the information communicated to them or to be provided with an explanation why this is not being done.

Publication Scheme

The University has adopted the model publication scheme approved by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).  The University’s publication scheme is available publicly via its website and can be accessed through the web link below.

The publication scheme either indicates that information is available on the website or provides contact details for the relevant department.  Staff should be aware that where the publication scheme indicates that information is held and is accessible, any request for information received should be responded to within five working days.

University of Lincoln Publication Scheme (please click)

Right of Access

Requests for information that is not included in the publication scheme and is not normally provided as part of routine business should be managed in accordance with the right of access. Requests for information should be made in writing to:

Information Compliance Officer
University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool

Email: compliance@lincoln.ac.uk

If a request is received by another member of staff they should immediately forward it to the Information Compliance Officer so that the University can respond within the twenty working days time limit

University Freedom of Information Policy and Guidance Documents

Freedom of Information Policy

Freedom of Information Policy Summary

Records Management

Local Record Retention and Disposal Schedule – Template

Record Retention and Disposal Policy