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Information and records retention schedules

Information and Records Retention Schedules are lists of the information and records which are held in each of the Faculties and Directorates.

Information and Records Retention Schedules help us to:

  • improve efficiency within Faculties and Directorates, and create better working practices
  • be able to retrieve records more easily and speedily, by knowing where they are, and who keeps them
  • eliminate some duplication of records, and effort, around the university
  • save space
  • aid cost-saving, both in terms of space, and of effort
  • be able to comply more readily with requests for information, both internally and externally

Retention periods have been chosen using the following means:

  • Records Retention Management: guidance and retention schedules for information held in higher and further education institutions compiled by JISC
  • Regulatory and legislative recommendations, or business good practice recommendations
  • Staff and student obligations and requirements
  • Risk assessment involved in retention periods
  • Retention periods used by other universities

Members of staff can view individual Information & Records Retention Schedules.