University of Bolton Freedom of Information

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University of Bolton Freedom of Information

One of the obligations for public bodies under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 is that they produce and maintain a publication scheme. This is essentially a guide to the information they routinely make available to the public in hard copy or in electronic format. The purpose behind these schemes is to help the public understand what publicly funded bodies do and how they do it.

The University of Bolton has adopted the model publication scheme for Higher Education approved by the Information Commissioner’s Office. It is publicly available on the University web site and also in hard copy format (a copy will be available from the University Library for reference).

By following the model, it should mean that our scheme has a similar format to the schemes produced by other higher education institutions and this should make it easier for users to find information about the University and to compare information across the sector. The scheme should also act as a useful reference tool for University staff to find out more about the University.

Freedom of Information Guidance

  • A Guide to Charging Fees
  • Handling Requests – A Management Guide
  • Handling Requests – Guide for Staff
  • Enquiry Log Form
  • A Guide for Applicants

Any queries on the information included within the scheme and requests for information which is not available on the website should be addressed to the Contracts and Compliance Officer at the following address:

Contracts and Compliance Officer
University of Bolton
Deane Road
Bolton
BL3 5AB

Requests for Information

The information in the scheme can be provided in either electronic or/and hard copy. Anyone requiring access to a hard copy publication can contact the Contracts and Compliance Officer. Most information can be provided free of charge, but there is a fee for some hard copy information and if this is the case you will be notified in advance.