Freedom of Information

Welcome to the University of Bristol Freedom of Information pages. 

The Freedom of Information Act was introduced in 2005 to promote transparency in public bodies. It introduces a public "right to know" and is often used by journalists, researchers and campaigning groups. The University is subject to the Act under Schedule 1 Part IV 53(1)(b) as 'a university receiving financial support under section 65 of the Further and Higher Education Act 1992'.

There are around 120,000 requests made to public bodies nationwide each year.

The University of Bristol strives to be as open as possible in its attitudes, operations, policies and processes, and is pleased to share information about its activities.

The best way to find information about the University is to use the A-Z index on the University website and the University Publication Scheme (a guide to information the University is committed to publish).  However, if you cannot find the information you require please read the guidance on making a request.

The person responsible for the implementation of the Freedom of Information Act at the University of Bristol is the Information Rights Officer contactable via email: