Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) gives a general right of access to all types of recorded information held by the University, subject to a number of exemptions.

Under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, you can ask the University to provide you with any information held by the University.

A request for information must be made in writing (including electronic means) and the applicant is entitled to be informed in writing whether the University holds the information requested and if so, to have the information communicated to him or her.

The University will usually have 20 working days to respond to your request or longer if we have requested a fee.

If you wish to make a request for information, please contact the University at or in writing to the following address:

Information Compliance
University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool

Publication Scheme

The Freedom of Information Act requires every public authority to have a Publication Scheme, approved by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), and to publish information covered by the scheme.

The Publication Scheme either indicates that information is available on the website or provides contact details for the relevant department. Requests for information not included within the Publication Scheme would be managed according to a Freedom of Information Request.

1. Who we are and what we do

Legal framework

How the institution is organised

Location and contact details


Student activities

EDI reporting

2. What we spend and how we spend it

Funding and income – income and expenditures infographics

Financial Statements

Pay and grading structures

Register of Suppliers

Procurement and tender procedures and reports

Financial regulations

3. What our priorities are and how we are doing

Plans and performance

Annual monitoring and review

Corporate relations

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

4. How we make decisions

5. Our policies and procedures

Policies and procedures for conducting University business

Procedures and policies relating to academic services

Procedures and policies relating to student services

Procedures and policies relating to human resources

Pay and recruitment

Codes of conduct

Health and Safety and Estate Management

6. Lists and registers

Public registers and registers held as public records

Asset registers and information asset register


Register of interests

  • Register of Interests (including gifts and hospitality) – contact the Deputy University Secretary by email:

7. The Services we Offer