Information governance

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​​COVID-19 pandemic: service update​​​
While the University will endeavour to deal with your information rights request at the earliest opportunity and within statutory timescales, please be aware that your request may be subject to delays during the​ COVID-19 pandemic. University resources may be diverted from usual compliance or information rights work in response to these unprecedented circumstances, creating unavoidable delays in some instances. Thank you for your patience and understanding.​​

Information governance

​The university safeguards the appropriate use of personal and university data through its information governance framework. This includes policies surrounding records management, data protection, freedom of information and copyright. 

Records management

The University of Gloucestershire has a records management policy that forms a framework for creation, retention and disposal of information.

Data protection

Find out information about the university’s data protection policy, how to submit a subject access request to the University of Gloucestershire and how to request data protection information.

The data breach policy sets out the procedure to be followed by the university if a data protection breach takes place.

Freedom of information

How to make a freedom of information (FOI) request to the University of Gloucestershire. View freedom of information policies and procedures.


The university’s copyright statement, plus copyright information regarding the copying of materials for academic purposes.   

Tax Governance Strategy

Our  Tax Strategy and Governance guidelines set out the university’s attitude to tax planning and its stance on tax risk.  It also details what the university is aiming to achieve in relation to taxation.

Open access

The university has an open access policy for all published research by employees and postgraduate research students.

Criminal Finances Act Statement

The Criminal Finances Act 2017 came into force on 30 September 2017. The Act had introduced a new corporate criminal offence of failure to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion by another party.

The University of Gloucestershire and its subsidiaries have a zero tolerance approach to tax evasion and are committed to ensuring that employees, subsidiaries, agents or any other person acting on the University's behalf do not facilitate any form of tax evasion either in the UK or overseas.

The University of Gloucestershire and its subsidiaries do not and will not work with others who do not share their commitment to preventing the facilitation of tax evasion.

For further advice and guidance on our Criminal Finances Act 2017 policy, please contact the Principal Accountant at