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Freedom of Information Act

The Freedom of Information Act promotes greater openness and accountability across the public sector by requiring all public authorities to make information available proactively through a publication scheme.

The University’s Articles of Association, Annual Report and Financial Statements, approved Policies and details about the governance arrangements can be found on The Board of Governors webpages. You can also find further information under Standards, Quality and Regulations.

The University has adopted the model Publication Scheme for Higher Education, approved by the Information Commissioner. Requests under the Freedom of Information Act should be addressed to the Freedom of Information Officer, Peter Aldred via foi@chi.ac.uk

Vision Statement

The University of Chichester aims to be a socially responsible university that is recognised internationally, significant nationally, important regionally and vital locally – not only in teaching and student experience, but also in research and in its diverse communities and the public, private and voluntary sectors.  We aspire to be excellent in everything we do and in the services we offer.

Under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, the University of Chichester is a public body and is required to make available a range of information about the institution and its activities.  This Publication Scheme adopts the Definition Document for Universities issued by the Information Commissioner’s Office in 2013.  The University hopes that the website includes information that will be helpful to applicants (both students and staff), to partners, employers, accrediting and regulatory bodies and anyone or any organisation that has an interest in what we do.

The Scheme is set out under the following general headings:

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The University hopes that this Publication Scheme will help you to identify the information you are seeking and you are able to find it on the University’s website.   If the information you seek is not available, please submit a Freedom of Information request to the FOI Officer, Peter Aldred.

Contact Details

Address: The University of Chichester, College Lane, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 6PE

Telephone: 01243 816498  Email:  foi@chi.ac.uk

Charging

The University will not charge a fee for providing information that is in the public domain.   Some FOI requests, however, are complex and require time to draw together the information.  In these circumstances, the University will provide the information assembled within the time limit, provide an estimate of the time required and the fee that will be applied or notify the requestor that the information cannot be provided within the 18 hour/£450.00 limit.  The University is not obliged to provide information that can be obtained from another body, for example the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) or the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA).

Please find the full Freedom of Information Act Publication Scheme on the following webpages. The document can be viewed and printed from any device. All files referred to in the document are available in the Download section on each webpage,  these can also be saved or printed from your computer.

Complaints and Appeals

If you are not satisfied with the way in which the University has handled your request for information, you have the right of appeal.    Any appeal or complaint should be addressed to the Vice-Chancellor, The University of Chichester, at the address above.  If you are not satisfied with the outcome of your complaint or appeal, you may appeal directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9  5AF, telephone 01625 545745 or 0303 123113 or via email to notification@ico.gsi.gov.uk .