Data Protection

The University of London collects and processes information about all its students for various administrative, academic and health and safety reasons. It is a registered data controller under the definitions of the Data Protection Act 1998.

As an International Programmes student registered with the University of London your data will be processed by the University of London.

You can see a copy of the Collection notice [PDF] that all students sign up to when registering.

Your rights

You have a number of rights under the Data Protection Act, such as the right of access to your data (the 'Subject Access Right'), the right to object to direct marketing and the right to prevent processing likely to damage and distress. For more information please see the University's Data Protection policy.

Examination scripts

There is an exemption in the Data Protection Act regarding the release of examination scripts. Examination scripts do not have to be disclosed in response to a subject access request. Examiners’ comments are not covered by this exemption. Comments recorded by an Examiner about the performance of a candidate in an examination may be personal data and therefore available to a student making a subject access request. This is the case whether the comments are on the examination script or on a separate marking sheet.

For further information please contact

The UK regulator for data protection is the Information Commissioner, whose website contains further guidance.

The General Data Protection Regulation

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new data protection law which comes into force in May 2018. The University will be updating this page and its data protection policy pages as the date approaches.