Data Protection

The Data Protection Act 1998 gives you a right of access to the data which organizations hold about you, and specifies how that data can be gathered, used and disseminated.

The Act governs the collection, retention, and transmission of information held about living individuals and the rights of those individuals to see this information. 

The University has a comprehensive data protection policy which you can read more → HERE

Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information Act (2000) came fully into force from 1 January 2005 and provides public access to information held by public authorities.

The Act covers any recorded information that is held by a public authority in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and by UK-wide public authorities based in Scotland. Recorded information includes printed documents, computer files, letters, emails, photographs, and sound or video recordings.  Because of their access to public funding, universities are designated as public authorities for the purposes of the Act. 

For more information about the Freedom of Information Act, how to request information, how the University responds to requests & the Appeals Procedure please read on → HERE

Records Management

Swansea University recognises that the efficient management of its records in all formats is integral to the provision of core functions, for compliance with legal and regulatory requirements and contributes to the effective management of the institution.

You can read more about our record management policy → HERE

Immigration Regulations

You can get more details on our immigration regulations → HERE

Welsh Language Scheme

The Welsh Language Scheme is at the heart of the University’s ambition to become a truly bilingual institution. One of the University’s strategic aims is to enhance the bilingual culture of the University and to promote the Welsh Language Scheme.

The Scheme sets out how we will progress this agenda and includes details of our plans, policies and targets and the ways in which we will monitor progress. The Scheme reflects the University’s increasing commitment to the Welsh language and its plans to encourage its use. The University is committed to promoting the use and the uptake of the Welsh language services which it provides. Swansea University is proud of its academic success and it high standards. The Welsh Language Scheme shows the same commitment to providing bilingual services of a high quality to members of the public who come into contact with the University.

You can read out full Welsh Language Scheme →  Welsh Language Scheme


The Bribery Act 2010 came into force on the 1 July 2011. The Act introduced a corporate offence of failing to prevent bribery and holds an organisation liable where a person (ie an employee, agent, intermediary, joint venture or subsidiary) performs a relevant function on behalf of the organisation and commits an act of active bribery.

This is regardless of whether or not the organisation knew that these actions were taking place or that they were benefitting. The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) may impose an unlimited fine and up to 10 years imprisonment if the University is found to have committed a breach of the Act. The only defence is that the University has in place ‘adequate procedures’ to prevent bribery occurring. 

You can read more about our anti-bribery compliance → HERE