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 ensures that the personal data about its students and staff is managed in accordance with the UK’s data protection laws and regulations. This legislation defines the University’s responsibilities concerning the collection, storage, use and transfer of information about living individuals. It also affords rights to individuals about their personal data, including the right to see information held about them.

Data Protection is currently governed by the Data Protection Act (1998). This will be superseded by the new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes into effect on 25th May 2018. The new legislation updates the UK’s existing data protection laws and increases the rights of individuals. This section of the website will be updated regularly to reflect changes in data protection law.

Data Protection Guidance
Data Protection Statements for Students, Staff and Visitors
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

Please contact the University’s Data Protection Officer via if you would like to make a Subject Access Request to see the information the institution holds about you.

Further Information

If you have any queries about the University’s data protection policy or have any concerns with regards to the way your personal data is being processed, please contact the University’s Data Protection Officer at

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.