Freedom of Information (FOI)

Welcome to the University of St Andrews Freedom of Information (FOI) webpages.

The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 promotes greater openness and accountability by providing a general right of access to all recorded information held by Scottish public authorities. The Act applies to the University of St Andrews and to the companies we own, either wholly or in partnership with other public authorities.

Anyone anywhere in the world is entitled to access the recorded information the University holds. The information is made available either proactively through the University's publication scheme or in response to a request. Information may be withheld from disclosure in certain circumstances and fees may be charged for the provision of information.

The Act does not apply to environmental information, but the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 give you similar rights.

The University's 

  • Sets out the classes of information the University publishes.
  • Says how the information is made available and whether there is a fee.
  • Contains core University information such as policies, guidelines and reports.

To make a request for information, or for assistance in handling an information enquiry, please contact:

The Freedom of Information Officer
IT Services
University of St Andrews
Butts Wynd
St Andrews
KY16 9AL

Tel: +44 (0)1334 462776
Fax: +44 (0)1334 462759