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Protection Acts


Data Protection Act

Queen’s University Belfast will collect personal information about students for administrative, academic, statutory and health and safety reasons. The collection, use and disclosure of such information will be in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the University’s Data Protection Policy.  Details of the purposes for which your personal data will be used, and a list of those organisations / persons to whom the University may disclose this data, can be obtained from the University’s Data Protection Co-ordinator.  You will have the right to access the personal information the University holds about you and where necessary request that it be amended to reflect your current circumstances.  By accepting a place at the University you will have given your consent to permit us to process your personal data, or such other data as may be obtained from you or other people whilst you are a student at the University.  For more information please click here


Freedom of Information Act 2000

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 creates a new statutory right of public access to information held by public authorities in the UK including universities. Under the Act, the general public will, from 1 January 2005, be able to request information from the University and, subject to certain exemptions, have that information supplied to them within just 20 working days.  The Act also obliges the University to produce and maintain a "Publication Scheme" within which details of information routinely released by the University can be made known and made available more readily to the general public.  Further information is available from the Institute Office, or the Registrar’s Office of the University.