Data Protection

‌Members of the University may use personal information for management, administration, research, etc, but must ensure that they conform to the University's Data Protection guidelines.

The University has developed a training module for Data Protection which the Executive have agreed all staff should undertake.

The course is available in GCU Learn and an instruction sheet explains how to access it.

Information on Data Protection and University guidelines and procedures can be found at: 

Information Classification and Handling Policy

The University has developed an Information Classification and Handling Policy to ensure that information is handled according to the risk or impact to ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data.

The purpose of this policy is to ensure the appropriate handling of all formats of information by establishing a University-wide system of categorising information in relation to its sensitivity. The Policy also defines rules for the handling of each category of information.


Information security incidents should be reported to Information Compliance, Governance & Quality Enhancement by email:

Contact Us

For advice on Data Protection contact the Information Compliance Team on 0141 331 8392 or email