The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) aims to promote transparency and accountability in the public sector. The University, as a public body, is obliged to comply with the Act. This means people have the right to request any information held by the University.
The University is committed to helping public understanding of our structure and activities, by routine publication of all relevant information.
If our published records do not include the information people need, we will make every effort to provide more information on request, where practical and allowed.
The University has two main obligations under FOIA:
- To maintain a Publication Scheme, which lists the types of information we make routinely available.
- To ensure that anyone making a request is informed, in writing, whether or not we hold the information they've asked for, and if we do, to receive our response within the specified time limit of 20 working days.
To find out more about FOIA at UEA, email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone +44 (0)1603 593523.
Any staff member could receive an information request, so it's important to understand what FOIA means for the University.
UEA staff and students can access online Freedom of Information training. Go to Blackboard and you'll find a link to the training under 'My Organisations'.
Our Guidance for staff page has further information.