Publication Scheme

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 requires every public authority to adopt a Publication Scheme.

What is a Publication Scheme?

The Publication Scheme is a document which sets out the kinds of information that a public authority makes routinely available, or intends to publish. It also specifies how the information it describes can be accessed and whether a charge will be made.

The University of Surrey has adopted the model publication scheme prepared for the higher education sector and is committed to publishing the information it describes. The Publication Scheme is intended to help staff, students, prospective students and members of the public to find the information they are interested in.

Information in paper copy

If you would prefer to receive the information in a paper copy, please contact the Information Compliance Unit at the address below who will arrange for copies of the relevant web pages to be sent to you. A single copy of the information will be supplied free of charge.

A very small amount of the information is available in paper copy only. Where this is the case, please use the contact details below to request copies. Please give your name, telephone number or email address as well as a postal address in case the University needs to clarify your request.

Other formats

If you have a disability and require information to be presented in a particular format, please contact the Information Compliance Unit at the address below.


The information supplied through the Publication Scheme is protected by copyright. Where the copyright belongs to the University of Surrey the information may be used for personal non-commercial use. It is not to be modified, reproduced, transmitted, published, or otherwise made available without the consent of the University. Should the University give consent to re-use the information, the University must be credited as such.

Feedback and comments

If you find any problems with the Scheme or there are any areas that require further explanation, please let us know. Any questions, comments or complaints about this Scheme should be sent to:

Information Compliance Unit
Floor 8, Senate House
University of Surrey

Accessing information included in the Publication Scheme

The Publication Scheme is divided into seven sections. Each section contains classes of information. For each class the Publication Scheme contains a description of the information published by the University which fits into that class, the format in which the information is available and whether a charge will be made for supplying that information.

Most of the information described in the Publication Scheme is available online through the University of Surrey website and a direct link is provided from the Scheme to the relevant piece of information. Occasionally the link will be to the website of an external organisation (such as to HESA – the Higher Education Statistics Agency). In these cases, provision of the information is the responsibility of that organisation and not of the University.

To access the category which is of interest to you, please select the relevant entry from the list below.

Information in this class relates to organisational information,structures,locations and contacts.

Here you will find information about the:

  • History of the University
  • Statutory bodies
  • Committee structure of the University
  • Senior management structure of the University
  • Management structure of the University
  • Work of the Faculties and administrative departments
  • Key contacts within the Faculties and administrative departments
  • Organisations which the University has responsibility for those it works in partnership with, those it sponsors and companies owned by it
  • Student activities.

Find out more about who we are and what we do.

Information in this class relates to financial information such as projected and actual income and expenditure, procurement contracts and financial audit.

Here you will find information about:

  • Student fees and funding
  • University's Financial Statements
  • Financial Regulations and Procedures
  • Procurement and tender procedures
  • Research funding.

Find out more about what we spend and how we spend it.

Information in this class concerns strategies and plans,performance indicators,audits,inspections and reviews.

Here you will find information about:

  • Annual reports
  • Corporate and business plans
  • Academic quality and standards
  • Links with employers
  • Government and regulatory reports.

Find out more about what our priorities are.

Information in this class concerns decision making processes and records of decisions.

Here you will find:

  • Minutes of University Committee meetings.

Find out more about how we make decisions.

Information in this class relates to current written protocols,policies and procedures for delivering the University's services and responsibilities.

Here you will find university policies and procedures relating to:

  • University business
  • Academic services
  • Student services
  • Human resources
  • Recruitment
  • Conduct of members of governing bodies
  • Equality and diversity
  • Health and safety
  • Estate management
  • Complaints
  • Records management and personal data policies
  • Research policy and strategy
  • Charging regimes.

Find out more about our policies and procedures.

Information in this class relates to that held in registers required by law and other lists and registers relating to our functions.

Find out more about our lists and registers.

Information in this class concerns the services we offer internationally, nationally and locally.

Here you will find information about:

  • Undergraduate and postgraduate prospectus
  • Alumni services
  • Events
  • Welfare and counselling services
  • Medical services
  • Careers service
  • Chaplaincy service
  • Library and learning support services
  • Sports and recreational facilities
  • University library and archives
  • E.H.Shepard archive
  • National Resource Centre for Dance
  • Conference facilities
  • Media releases.

Find out more about the services we offer.