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Governance and Structure

​​​​​The University Executive Committee is responsible for all matters associated with the development and management of the university.

Information governance

Last updated: 30 March 2023

​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 records management policy and associated records retention schedule forms part of an overarching Information management framework that was approved by the executive planning and resources committee in January 2011.

The creation and disposal of information within a controlled environment of information security (ISO 27001), is particularly important to the institution in this passage of time in terms of space and financial constraints.

A records management policy, combined with a records retention schedule, provides a framework in which the organisation can identify the type(s) of information held, and a disposal strategy that is based on guidance and good practice from the sector.

If you have any queries regarding records management please contact

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

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