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Freedom of Information Act 2000

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 provides a right of access to information held by public bodies such as The Queen’s College. With certain exceptions under the Act, the College is required to publish information about itself and its activities, or otherwise to make the information available. Our Freedom of Information Publication Scheme below is a guide to information the College has published or intends to publish, and where to find it. Please consult the Scheme to find out whether the information you require is already available.

Any person or body who makes a request in writing to the College for access to recorded information must be informed whether the College holds that information and be supplied with it, subject to the application of various exemptions specified within the Act. If the information you seek is not already available, you may request that the College provide it by submitting a FOI request form to the College’s Information Officer. The College will ordinarily respond within 20 days of receipt of your form. A fee may be applicable.

Freedom of Information Act 2000 Publication Scheme

The following publication scheme is for The Queen’s College in the University of Oxford. It follows the standard format required by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) from January 2009. It sets out what information the College publishes or intends to publish, how the information can be accessed and whether or not a charge will be made for it. The Information Officer is responsible for maintaining the scheme on behalf of the College.

The purpose of the scheme is to give a clear indication of which College publications are routinely accessible, so that the public can be informed as far as reasonably possible of the purpose and nature of college activities, and to assist in developing a greater culture of openness in general. Through the scheme, the College endeavours to be as transparent as possible about its activities, while at the same time recognising that there are exemptions within the Act.

All material associated with the definitions in the classes contained in the scheme are available either in hard copy, electronically or via the College website.

In accordance with the Information Commissioner’s guidance for higher education institutions our publication scheme sets out the following classes of information.

You can find out more by using the links in this section of the website.

The Information Officer is responsible for maintaining the scheme on behalf of the College.

It is important to us that this Publication Scheme meets your needs. If you find the scheme difficult to understand, please let us know. We also welcome suggestions as to how the scheme might be improved. Any questions, comments, or complaints about this scheme should be sent in writing to:

Information Officer
The Queen’s College
Oxford
OX1 4AW

The College reserves the right to make a charge for printed copies of some documents available on the website to cover administrative costs.

Information which falls into the following categories is not published as part of the scheme:

• the College does not hold the information;
• the information is exempt under one of the FOI exemptions or Environmental Information Regulations (EIRs) exceptions, or its release is prohibited under another statute;
• the information is archived, out of date or otherwise inaccessible;
• it would be impractical or resource-intensive to prepare the material for routine release.