Data Protection

Data Protection

Buckinghamshire New University processes personal information to enable it to provide education and support services to its students. For this reason the University holds and processes personal data about its students, staff and other data subjects for academic, administrative and commercial purposes. It also holds personal data to fulfil regulatory and statutory obligations to the government and other associated bodies.

The University is committed to processing personal information safely and securely in line with the requirements of the UK data protection legislation, namely the Data Protection Act 2018 and the UK GDPR.

Data Protection Policy

This policy outlines how BNU will meet its obligations as a data controller. It sets forth the expected behaviours of staff and third parties in relation to the collection, use, retention, transfer, disclosure and destruction of any personal data

Privacy Notices

The university has published a number of privacy notices to provide more details about how we use your personal data in different situations.  These privacy notices are available here:

Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) and Data Protection

It is a statutory requirement for the University to send some of the information we hold about you to HESA. HESA is the official source of data about UK universities and higher education colleges ( Further information on how your personal data may be used by HESA can be found at

Subject Access Request

If you would like to make a Subject Access Request to see the information the institution holds about you please use our online request form or send an email to 

Further Information

If you have any concerns with regards to the way your personal data is being processed you can contact the Data Protection Officer directly by e-mail or by post. 

Our general postal address is: Buckinghamshire New University, Queen Alexandra Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire HP11 2JZ. Our telephone number is: +44 (0)1494 522141.

If you require further information about data protection you can also contact the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). Post: Information Commissioners Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK95AF. Tel: 0303 123 1113.