H. University use of applicant data

University use of applicant data

The information contained in an application will be used primarily for the purpose of processing the application and creating the student record. This information will also be used to make statutory returns to bodies such as the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).

All data is held and processed in accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998. Applications are normally confidential between the applicant, appropriate staff at the University and in the case of International applicants, the Home Office UK Visas and Immigration. In some cases application data may also be shared externally where programmes programmes have been developed in collaboration with third party organisations and where staff who are external to the University have a role in admissions selection process. In the interests of detecting and preventing fraud, the University also has the right to share information with outside organisations such as the Police, local authorities, examining or awarding bodies, and the Department for Work and Pensions and its agencies.

The University’s policy on the use and storage of Disclosure and Barring Service criminal records checks can be found online at:

http://www.swansea.ac.uk/admissions/criminalrecordchecks/