Make an FOI request

Find out what you need to do, to find and request information from the University of Leeds.

Your rights

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, if you make a Freedom of Information request, we must inform you whether we hold that information and provide you with it, unless it is exempt as specified below. We will normally be required to reply to you within 20 working days of receiving your request.

We must make the information requested available unless:

  • We do not hold the information.
  • The information is exempt under one of the FOI exemptions or Environmental Information Regulations (EIRs) exceptions, or its release is prohibited under another statute.
  • The information is archived, out of date or otherwise inaccessible; or
  • It would be impractical or resource-intensive to prepare the material for routine release.

The guidance is not meant to give a definitive or exhaustive list. 

Before you make an FOI request 

If you are considering submitting an Freedom of Information request, some or all of the information may already be available on our Freedom of Information website homepage via our publication scheme

How to make an FOI request

If you cannot find the information you are looking for you can make a Freedom of Information request by email:

Payable charges

The University reserves the right to charge a fee to cover the cost of duplication, administration and postage of printed copies of any web pages or hard copies of a publication where the number of pages exceeds fourteen. Any charges, payable in advance, will normally be calculated on a basis of £4+postage for the first 15 pages plus an additional 25p for each additional page requested.