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Publication Scheme

What is a Publication Scheme?  

A publication scheme is a document which describes the information a public authority publishes, or intends to publish. In this context, 'publish' means to make information available routinely. The descriptions are called 'classes of information'. The scheme is not a list of the actual publications, because this will change as new material is published or existing material revised. It is, however, the public authority's commitment to make available the information described.

A publication scheme must set out the classes, or categories, of information published. It must also make clear how the information described can be accessed and whether or not charges will be made.


The Model Publication Scheme for Higher Education  

The University has adopted the Model Publication Scheme prepared for the Higher Education sector by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). The model was designed for universities across England, Wales and Northern Ireland and came into effect in January 2009. Details of the model scheme can be found on the Information Commissioner’s website.

In accordance with the Model Publication Scheme for Higher Education, the University's Publication Scheme sets out the information held by the University according to the categories listed.

If you have any further queries relating to the University's Publication Scheme, or have an FOI-related query for information that you cannot find on the University’s website, please email