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Publication Scheme

Cardiff University has adopted, without modification, the Information Commissioner’s model publication scheme for the higher education sector.

We are committed to making the following classes of information available to the public. You can find the majority of this information on our website by following the links below.

Classes of Information

Who we are and what we do.
Organisational information, locations and contacts, constitutional and legal governance.

What we spend and how we spend it.
Financial information relating to projected and actual income and expenditure, tendering, procurement and contracts.

What our priorities are and how we are doing.
Strategy and performance information, plans, assessments, inspections and reviews.

How we make decisions.
Policy proposals and decisions. Decision making processes, internal criteria and procedures, consultations.

Our policies and procedures.
Current written protocols for delivering our functions and responsibilities.

Lists and Registers.
Information held in registers required by law and other lists and registers relating to the functions of the authority.

The Services we Offer.
Advice and guidance, booklets and leaflets, transactions and media releases. A description of the services offered.

Excluded Information

The classes of information will not generally include:

  • Information the disclosure of which is prevented by law, or exempt under the Freedom of Information Act, or is otherwise properly considered to be protected from disclosure.
  • Information in draft form.
  • Information that is no longer readily available as it is contained in files that have been placed in archive storage, or is difficult to access for similar reasons.

Alternative Formats

We will publish information in Welsh in accordance with the University’s Welsh Language Scheme.

We will provide information in other forms and formats in accordance with the Disability Discrimination Act, 1995.

If you require any of this information in an alternative format please contact the Governance and Compliance Division at or at the following postal address:

Governance & Compliance Division
Cardiff University
McKenzie House
30-36 Newport Road
CF24 0DE

Other Information

Information held by the University that is not published under this scheme can be requested in writing, when its provision will be considered in accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act. Please email if you cannot find the information that you are looking for. For further details please see the Governance & Compliance Division's webpages.