Freedom of Information Request

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 came into force in 2005 and its purpose is to promote transparency and accountability by allowing individuals the right to access “recorded” information held by public organisations.

How to make a Freedom of Information request

If you wish to make an enquiry about data held by the University and which does not seem to be already available, you make a request in one of the following ways:

  • Write directly to the Information Governance Team, Quality and Enhancement, Crescent House, University of Salford, Manchester M5 4WT stating your name, address and details of the information that you require.
  • Email the Information Governance Team at

Please note that some information may be exempt from your access: should that be the case, we will provide what information we can and also provide reasons why other information has not been released to you.

Before submitting any request you are advised to check the University's Publication Scheme to determine whether the information you require is already available publicly.

If you need any advice on your request, or you are unhappy with our response, please write to the Information Governance Team at:

Quality and Enhancement
Crescent House
University of Salford
M5 4WT

Request for information relating to yourself

If you wish to request information that relates to yourself, you can do so under the GDPR. Further guidance on your rights under the GDPR is on our privacy pages.