The University needs to process certain information about its employees, students and other individuals. In so doing, the University must comply with the Data Protection Act 1998.
The University code of practice on data protection, owned by the Legal Affairs team in the Secretariat, explains the University's approach to data protection, how data can be accessed and the obligations on staff and students in complying with the Data Protection Act 1998.
The guidelines for retention of personal data (PDF), provide guidance for staff on how long different types of records should be kept for. This guidance may also be relevant to some postgraduate research students.
The request form for access to personal data (PDF) can be used by individuals who wish to access the data the University holds about them.