Freedom of Information

From February 2005, under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, all individuals have a general right of access to information that is held by public authorities.

Leeds Arts University is committed to openness in relation to its staff and students and also to the general public. Subject to the exemptions provided in the Act, anyone who makes a request to the University will be informed whether the University holds the information requested and, if it does, the information will be supplied. If another public authority already publishes the information requested, we will inform you how you can access the information. Where information is routinely published by the University, it will be made available under the University’s Publication Scheme.

Please note that you cannot use a Freedom of Information request to obtain personal information relating to yourself and you should instead make a request for access to your own personal data under the University’s Data Protection Policy.

Publication Scheme

Under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act, every public authority is required to adopt and maintain a publication scheme relating to information that it routinely publishes, setting out how it intends to publish the different classes of information it holds and whether there is a charge for the information.

The Corporation of Leeds Arts University has adopted from 1 January 2009 the Information Commissioner’s generic model publication scheme developed for public authorities and is committed to publishing the information described in the Information Commissioner’s Definition Document for Universities and Higher Education Institutions.

Details of the type of documents available under the University’s Publication Scheme are given in the University's Publication Scheme

How to obtain information

  • Where available, via the University website 
  • By making a request by email to
  • By making a request in writing to:
    Compliance Officer
    Leeds Arts University
    Blenheim Walk
    LS2 9AQ

Charges for information

If a charge is to be made, confirmation of the payment due will be given before the information is provided. The University’s charging policy for requests falling under the Data Protection Act, the Freedom of Information Act, the University’s Publication Scheme, and the University's Charging Policy provides further details

Further Information on Freedom of Information and Data Protection

Access the Information Commissioner's website at

Electoral Registration

Under Regulatory Advice 11 from the Office for Students, requests from Electoral Registration Officers are to be directed to the Compliance Officer at Leeds Arts University will respond to such requests taking into account its commitments to data protection legislation. 

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