Contact Us

By telephone
During office hours
(Monday-Friday 08:30-17:00)
+44 (0)1234 400 400

Outside office hours
(Campus Watch)
+44 (0)1582 74 39 89

By email (admissions) (international) (student support) (registration) (exchanges)

By post
University of Bedfordshire
University Square

Data Protection

The Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) is an Act of Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. It defines UK law on the processing of data on identifiable living people and is the main piece of legislation governing the protection of personal data in the UK, whether held on computers or in structured paper filing systems.

In line with DPA data controller requirements, we register all our activities which require the collection, storage, processing, retrieval and disposal of personal data with the Information Commissioner, and undertake them in accordance with the provisions of the Act. A full copy of our registration document can be viewed on the Information Commissioner’s web-site at:

The University's approach to compliance with the Act is outlined in our Data Protection - PDF 67.3 KB and IT Data Security - PDF 366.1 KB policies.

Requests for access to personal data (Subject Access requests)

Personal data is information about any living identifiable individuals, including both statements of fact and expressions of opinion. All individuals about whom the University holds personal data have the right to view the data and any processed data concerning them which is held.

Requests to view such data must be made in writing by the individual concerned to the University's data protection officer, stating the nature of the individual's relationship with the institution (such as 'student', 'staff member' etc.) and enclosing the required fee of £10.00.


Legal Office (Governance & Planning)
University of Bedfordshire
University Square

We will normally respond to the request within 40 days of receipt of the request and fee, provided sufficient information has been provided to identify the individual and locate the information sought. The information provided will be subject to the provisions and safeguards to third parties in the 1998 Act.

Bedfordshire University

About us» Our University» Public Information» Data Protection