Freedom of information
The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOI) aims to increase openness and accountability in government and the public sector by ensuring that people have the right to access information held by Scottish public authorities.
The Act places obligations on the University to respond to requests for information and to adopt and maintain a publication scheme. The University is also subject to the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (EIR) which allows public access to environmental information. The links below provide further details about Freedom of Information and the Environmental Information regulations.
The University routinely publishes a significant amount of information in its Publication Scheme. If you are seeking information from the University you should check first to see if this information is already available via our Publication Scheme.
How to make a request for information
If you would like to make a Freedom of Information request or request Environmental Information from the University please see the guidance under accessing information.
If you would like information in relation to Procurement and FOI please download our Procurement Guide.
Guidelines for staff
The following guidance is for staff who may receive requests for information:
- Dealing with Requests for Information: a Guide for all staff
- FOI Key Points Diagram
- Summary guide to Exemptions and Exceptions
- FOI/EIR Charging Guidance
- Freedom of Information estimated costs/Fee charging sheet
- Online FOI training (Available to members of staff via the Portal under 'My Staff Life' and 'New Staff: Induction Information'
The University of Stirling is committed to complying with requests for information and to foster a culture of openness and transparency. The University also believes it is in everyone’s interest to resolve complaints as quickly as possible and within the time period prescribed in the legislation. In the event that someone is dissatisfied with the way their request has been dealt with they are entitled to ask the University to review its actions and decisions. Details are in the following documents: