Division of General Counsel, Governance and Compliance

How to Request Information

FoI logoIn you wish to make a request under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act your request should:

  • be in writing (this includes emails)
  • state clearly what information is required
  • state your name and an address for correspondence

If you require the information that you request to be supplied in a special format, for example in Braille, audio or large type, please state this in your application.

Please send your request to:

Email: foi@sussex.ac.uk

Information Officer
Information Management Team
Room 300, Sussex House
University of Sussex
Brighton BN1 9RH

If further information on your request is required we will contact you to clarify what it is that you are seeking. The 20 working day time limit for responses will begin at the point clarification is received.

There may be a fee payable for complying with your request. This will be considered in accordance with the Fees Regulations and you will be informed if a fee is payable. In this event the fee must be paid before the information is processed and released. The 20 working day time limit for responses will begin upon receipt of the payment. If payment is not received within 3 months the University will not be required to comply with the request.

The Freedom of Information Act defines a number of exemptions which may prevent release of the information you have requested. There will be an assessment and if any of the exemptions apply then the information will not be released. If this is the case you will receive an explanation, quoting the relevant exemption, and an explanation of your rights of appeal.

The University reserves the right to refuse any vexatious or repeated requests. This may include repeated requests from the same person for the same information, or requests which are intended to disrupt the University's work.

The Freedom of Information Act does not transfer copyright in any information supplied under it.