Data Protection legislation ensures that all organisations who handle your personal information, including the University of Cumbria, do so in accordance with a number of good practice principles. 

Our Enquirers Privacy Notice outlines the information we collect about anyone who contacts us to enquire about university courses, attends university related events or provides details via our website or partner sites. It also covers contact details obtained from our work with schools and colleges

Our Admissions Privacy Notice outlines the information we collect about our applicants and how we use it.

Our Student Privacy Notice outlines the information that we collect about students and how we use it. You can also download our guidance for parents, relatives and other third parties requesting information about students.

Our Staff Privacy Notice outlines the information we collect about job applicants, employees, staff engaged through other organisations and individuals working with the university on a voluntary basis. 

We also have a Data Sharing Agreement with the University of Cumbria Students' Union.

Request for information

Under the Data Protection Act, you also have the right to request a copy of information which the university holds on you. 

To make a request for the information we hold about you, please complete the Subject Access Request Form

Please return your completed form to us –

By Post – Data Protection Officer, Vice Chancellor’s Office, University of Cumbria, Bowerham Road, Lancaster LA1 3JD.

By email – Please email to foia@cumbria.ac.uk.

Please note that you may be asked to provide proof of your identity when we receive your request.

Your rights under Data Protection legislation

You also have a number of other rights under Data Protection legislation:

Further information about your rights can be found on the Information Commissioner’s website at: www.ico.org.uk

How to contact us

If you have any concerns about the way the University of Cumbria has handled your personal information, please contact our Data Protection  Officer in the first instance.

You can contact the University’s Data Protection Officer as follows –

By Post – Data Protection Officer, Vice Chancellor’s Office, University of Cumbria, Bowerham Road, Lancaster LA1 3JD.

By email –Please email to foia@cumbria.ac.uk