Division of General Counsel, Governance and Compliance

Freedom of Information

FoI logoThe Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) received Royal Assent on 30 November 2000 and came fully into force on 1 January 2005. The FOIA makes provision for any person to make a request to the University for information, for the University to respond whether it holds that information and, if so, subject to exemptions, to communicate that information.

As far as possible the University will attempt to meet requests for access to information through its standard administrative procedures, so that formal applications under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act will not normally be necessary. This has the benefit of facilitating access to information with minimal administrative delay and cost. In accordance with the provisions of the Act, the University makes publicly available key University documents and information, for example:

Should this not provide the information you are seeking, you should consult the guidance in How to Request Information. The University will provide the information subject to any exemptions under the provisions of the legislation. The University may charge a fee in accordance with the Fees Regulations. If you remain unhappy with the University's response having received your information, you should consult our Freedom of Information Complaints Procedure.

Further information may be found by consulting the list of Frequently Asked Questions.

Contact details

Information Officer
Planning, Governance & Compliance
Sussex House
University of Sussex
Brighton BN1 9RH

Phone: 01273 606755 ext 3954
Email: foi@sussex.ac.uk