Publication scheme

We have 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:

Who we are and what we do

Organisational information, structures, locations and contacts.

What we spend and how we spend it

Financial information relating to projected and actual income and expenditure, procurement, contracts and financial audit.

What our priorities are and how we are doing

Strategies and plans, performance indicators, audits, inspections and reviews.

How we make decisions

Decision making processes and records of decisions.

Our policies and procedures

Current written protocols, policies and procedures for delivering our services and responsibilities.

Lists and registers

Information contained in currently maintained lists and registers.

The services that we offer

Information about the services we offer, including leaflets, guidance and newsletters.

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.