Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) gives the public a general right of access to the recorded information held by all UK public authorities. The Act is designed to promote openness across the public sector.

London Metropolitan University is subject to FOIA and the Environmental Information Regulations (EIR) 2004 (which cover information relating to the environment). These pages explain how the public can use FOI and EIR to obtain information about London Met.


Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 you are entitled to request access to recorded information held by the University. However, before you make a formal request:

  • Have you checked our website to see if the information is readily available online?
  • Are you looking for personal information? If so, you should visit our data protection pages.

If you cannot find the information that you need online then you will need to make an FOIA request. Do be as clear and specific as possible when describing the information you are looking for. Inevitably, there is some information the University needs to keep restricted. If the University refuses to disclose something to you we will explain why we believe we are entitled to withhold it under the Freedom of Information Act.

Requests should be submitted by email to:

Requests may also be submitted by post to:

Information Compliance Manager
University Secretary’s Office
London Metropolitan University
166-220 Holloway Road
N7 8DB

If you are dissatisfied with how we have handled your Freedom of Information request, you have a right to request an internal review of our response. Reviews will be carried out by someone who was not involved in the original request. Requests for a review should be sent to the above address. You also have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner, although this should not normally be done until we have responded to your request for a review.