Freedom of Information Act 2000
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 applied in full to Bournemouth University from 1st January 2005. From that date the University is:
The University has produced a Publication Scheme specifying how to obtain routinely available information.
Companies wholly owned by a Public Authority have also produced a Publication Scheme. If you wish to access any information that Bournemouth University (or one of its wholly owned companies) may hold you may first consult the Publication Scheme to see if it is already published.
How you can ask for Information
If you wish to ask for information held by Bournemouth University that is not available through the Publication Scheme, please submit your request in writing.
The University will respond to your request within 20 working days, providing no further clarification is needed. See the leaflet Code of Practice for Accessing Information held by Bournemouth University (PDF 62kb) for further information.
Depending upon the cost of providing the information, we may be permitted to charge a fee in line with the Fees Regulations.
For any information requiring more that £450 staff time (estimated to be 2.5 days) we are permitted to charge the full amount or refuse to provide the information. If we think that your request will cost that much we will let you know before proceeding. You then have the option of choosing to pay the full amount (and receive all the information that you requested) or to amend your request.
The University is permitted to charge for copying, printing and postage charges.
If you are unhappy with the response you have received in relation to an Information Request you may appeal as outlined in Bournemouth University's Code of Practice on Access to Information. You may also complain to the Information Commissioner.