The Freedom of Information Act aims to promote greater openness about the way public authorities operate and gives members of the public a right to access information held by public authorities. Queen Mary aims to comply fully with its obligations under the Act and to ensure that the service we provide for those wishing to gain access to information is simple, efficient and effective.
As part of our obligations under the Act, we maintain a publication scheme – a gateway to the publications and information that we make available to members of the public. The scheme is broken down into different categories of information: Who we are and what we do, What we spend and how we spend it, What our priorities are and how we are doing, How we make decisions, Our policies and procedures, Lists and registers, The services we offer and follows the Model Publication Scheme for Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Due to frequest requests, we have also published some information about Mental Health at Queen Mary [PDF 199KB] and concerning ethical investments and Israel: Israel-Palestine Information [PDF 759KB].
If you wish to make a request for information that is not available under the publication scheme, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or write to the following address:
Records & Information Compliance ManagerQueen Mary University of LondonMile End RoadLondonE1 4NS
How to make your request:
How long will it take for you to respond?We will respond to your request within 20 working days of receipt.
Will I have to pay?In some instances we may apply a small charge (e.g. for photocopying or scanning. Please contact us for up-to-date fee scales).
Not satisfied?If you are unhappy with the way your request has been handled, you can request a review. We will send details about how to do this in our reply to your request.
Other types of information requestIf you ask for information about yourself, then your request will be handled under data protection legislation. Requests may also be made under the Environmental Information Regulations.
Our partnersQueen Mary works in partnership with a number of other bodies. In particular, we are part of the University of London and our School of Medicine and Dentistry has close ties with the Barts Health NHS Trust. The publication schemes of partner organisations may also be relevant.
Information for Queen Mary staffFor advice on the Freedom of Information Act generally and on responding to requests, see: foi.qmul.ac.uk
See also:Data Protection page