Freedom of Information

  • Under The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (the FOI Act) you have the right to know how public services like the University of the West of Scotland are organised and run. This includes being able to find out how much they cost and how decisions have been made. You also have the right to know what services we provide, what our goals and targets are and how well we’re doing.

    The Publication Scheme is designed to help you find the information we publish, and the other information we hold.

    If you can't find the information you want on this website, you can send a Freedom of Information request:


    Or write to:

    FOI & Records Management Officer
    Legal, Compliance & Risk
    University of the West of Scotland
    Paisley Campus
    PA1 2BE

    Please provide, your name, an email or postal address and details of the information you are requesting.

    Charges for Information

    If we send published information to you, we may ask you to pay the costs of providing it to you e.g., photocopying and postage.

    We may charge for unpublished information provided in response to a request for it.  Where it would cost us £100 or less to provide the information to you, we will not impose a charge. If it costs us between £100 and £600 to provide the information, we may ask you to pay 10% of that part of the cost.  So, for example, if it costs us £400, then we may charge up to £30 (i.e. first £100 is free, then we may charge 10% of the cost between £100 and £400). 

    Where it would cost more than £600 to provide information to you, we may consider the request to be exempt as per Section 12 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

    In the case of requests for a person's own personal data (subject access request), we may charge up to £10 per request.