Freedom of Information Act


Policy and Guidelines

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 has the aim of promoting greater openness about the way public authorities operate. The Act provides a statutory right with effect from 1 January, 2005 for members of the public, including individuals from outside the UK, to access information held by public authorities, subject to certain exemptions.

Goldsmiths has two obligations under the Act:

  • To adopt and maintain a Publication Schedule which gives details of the types of publications and information the College can routinely make available to members of the public.
  • To deal with requests for information from individual members of the public.

The College has a duty to respond to requests within 20 working days of receipt of each request.

Requests under the Freedom of Information Act and Environmental Information Regulations should be sent by email to gia ( or made in writing to the Data Protection Officer, Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross, London, SE14 6NW, UK.