Information Charter

Updated on 31 August 2018

Our Information Charter and Principles

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We live in an information age. It is easy to access vast amounts of information. Achieving confidence in the reliability, authenticity, integrity and security of that information is more difficult.

As a University we recognise that quality assured information is a key asset. Our information is used throughout all of our academic and administrative activities and is central to our core purpose of transforming lives, locally and globally through the creation, sharing and application of knowledge..


Six principles underpin the management of the University's information. University information will be created, managed, stored, accessed and disseminated appropriately, for the benefit of the University and the wider community.

  • Information is everyone's responsibility
    Its value is acknowledged by all and everyone plays a role in its management.
  • Information is an asset
    It is fundamental to the efficient and effective operation of all University activity, is recognised as a valuable resource and is managed as such.
  • Information is available
    It is available to all members of the University for as long as it is required, unless there is a valid reason why it cannot be shared.
  • Information is secured
    It is managed and safeguarded from unauthorized access, whether intentional or unintentional.
  • Information is compliant
    It is managed ethically, and according to the relevant legal and regulatory frameworks, including those protecting individuals' rights.
  • Information is fit for purpose
    It is managed to make sure it is accurate and complete in a form that meets the business needs of those using it.