‌The University has to provide a response to requests for information made under both Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004. Normally the response has to be provided within 20 working days.

Guide to staff receiving access to information requests 

It is important if you receive a request that you forward it to the Information Compliance Team as quickly as possible. You should send requests to : foi@gcu.ac.uk

Different procedures and timescales apply to requests for personal information which are managed under the Data Protection Act 1998. These should also be sent to the Information Compliance Team. 

Contact the Information Compliance Team to arrange training and awareness sessions for your Department. An overview of the legislation has been prepared by Leadership Foundation for Higher Education (LFHE). This is available online.

Departmental Co-ordinators

The University manages its FOI requests through a system of Departmental Co-ordinators.

You can find out more about their role here ‌Co-ordinators's Role