Freedom of Information

Welcome to the University's Publication Scheme pages

This page provides you with an introduction to Abertay University's Publication Scheme pages and with quick links to its pages. The University has adopted the Model Publication Scheme from the Scottish Information Commissioner (OSIC). Full details of the Model Publication Scheme and other information and guidance is available at the OSIC website.

The purpose of this Model Publication Scheme is to provide you with details of the range of information that we routinely publish. The scheme also provides details of how you can access this information, and tells you whether it is available free, or if there is a charge for the information.

Publication Scheme Sections


Abertay University was established by the University of Abertay Dundee (Scotland) Order of Council 1994 and was originally founded as Dundee Technical Institute in 1888. The main objectives of the University are to provide education, undertake and carry out research, and to make suitable and adequate provision for teaching, learning, scholarship and research.

The University is governed by the University Court, which has overall responsibility for the University’s strategic direction, for conducting the affairs of the University and for carrying out and promoting its objectives. In addition to the work of Court itself, Court has established a number of committees that take forward certain aspects of its work.

The University Senate is responsible for the overall planning, co-ordination, development and supervision of the academic work of the University. Senate's responsibilities in this regard are delegated by the University Court, to which Senate is subject to general control and direction. Senate has also established a number of committees that take forward certain aspects of its work.

Staff Training

Online training on the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, from the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education, is available here. Information management training from the Leadership Foundation is also available here. All staff are recommended to take this training. Other University training materials are below (these are included within induction training for new staff): please click on the links below to access these.

Guide to Information available through the University's Model Publication Scheme

While the University's strategy is to try to make information available wherever possible, in some instances information will be exempt from disclosure under the relevant legislation where it contains, for example, personal information, or information which, if released, may substantially prejudice the commercial interests of any person; endanger the physical or mental health or the safety of an individual, substantially prejudice the effective conduct of public affairs, or constitute an actionable breach of confidence.

For full details, and to view the University's Guide to Information, please visit the page entitled Guide to Information available through the Model Publication Scheme. Please note that this page contains details of the University's charging scheme for providing information.

Abertay University's Statement of its "Public Task" in relation to the INSPIRE (Scotland) Regulations 2009

Please find this statement here: The Abertay University Inspire Public Task Statement

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