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Freedom of Information

Freedom of Information 

​The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000 and the Environmental Information Regulations (EIR) 2004 are intended to help make the public sector more open and accountable by allowing members of the public to scrutinise the decisions they make and the services they provide.  

Cardiff Metropolitan University embraces the general principle of openness. The University's ​Freedom of Information Policy and Environmental Information Policy are a statement of its commitment to comply with legislation and to increase public access to the information that is held.

The FOIA places two responsibilities on public authorities, including universities. The first of these is to produce a Publication Scheme, which is a guide to the information that it already publishes. Cardiff Metropolitan University's Publication Scheme (please see the drop down menu below) is currently under review.

Cardiff Metropolitan University's second responsibility, under both the FOIA and the EIR, is to respond to individual requests for access to information. If you would like to see or have a copy of any information that the University holds, then please download the following guide: How to Request Information from Cardiff Metropolitan University.

If you believe that Cardiff Metropolitan University is failing to comply with its Publication Scheme (when published), that a request you made wasn't properly handled or you are unhappy about the outcome of the consideration given to a request, please contact the University's Information and Data Compliance OfficerThere is also specific guidance for staff (please see the drop down menu below)​.​​

​All requests for information can be sent to freedomofinfo@cardiffmet.ac.uk,​ however if you are a prospective or former student, the following requests are dealt with outside of the Freedom of Information process:

Transcripts and Certificates for Cardiff Met Awards

You may request replacement or duplicate transcripts/certificates​ by completing the appropriate form.

Verification of Awards and Reference Requests

For Verification of Awards or Reference Requests please email verificationofawards@cardiffmet.ac.uk with the details required and a signed declaration from the student.​

​International Student Queries

We have a specific webpage dedicated to Global Engagement which s