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Open Archive – Higher Education

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The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2000 gives people the right to request information from organisations that receive public funds, including Further Education colleges.  The Act aims to improve transparency over how public bodies operate, why they make the decisions they do, and how they spend tax-payers’ money.


North Hertfordshire College is committed to promoting a culture of openness and accountability.  It has a duty to help you understand your rights and responsibilities under the law and to explain how they can be exercised:

  • Everyone, inside and outside the College, has a right of access to information held by North Hertfordshire College.
  • This right covers all electronic and paper records and information held by North Hertfordshire College, whether current or archived.
  • If you ask for information you believe is held by North Hertfordshire College, we must provide you with the requested information within twenty working days or explain why we cannot do so.
  • The Act includes exemptions that may affect whether information can be released.