Before you make an application to BU

Data relating to your interest in or attendance at events and data relating to your enquiries to us and our response is captured through a variety of methods and held within our Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system within BU’s IT systems, or within spreadsheets or other records kept by our Doctoral College in relation to enquiries about postgraduate study.

Where you give consent to be contacted with further information about BU, its events or services, the contact details and information about your interests which you have provided are also held within our CRM system.

After you make an application to BU

Applications to study at BU are held electronically within BU’s SITS student record system. Where we provide a portal for applicants to communicate with BU through the admissions process (e.g. the myHub portal), this links to the SITS system. The only exceptions to this are applicants for health and social care CPD courses and apprenticeships: these applications are processed through a separate on-line application system, but if your application is successful some of your information will be transferred to the SITS system to create your student record.

If you apply to BU through the UCAS process, we will also access your application and process associated information through the UCAS secure data portal.

We also hold some of your data in our CRM system and use this to send you any communications which are not part of our core admissions process.

Privacy Notice Contents

  1. Introduction

  2. When and how we collect your data

  3. How we hold your data

  4. How and why we process your data for BU purposes

  5. Overseas transfers of your personal data

  6. Retention: how long will we keep your data for?

  7. Your rights as a data subject and how to exercise them