The University of Manchester needs to collect, maintain and use personal data relating to you to allow us to process your application for study, register you as a student, to administer your course and to provide facilities during your time as a student. We will also use your data to keep in touch with you after you have graduated, and contact you to complete a graduate outcomes survey.
We share this data within the University in order to deliver a high standard of service to you, so it is important that you regularly check to see that we have up to date information about you in the Student System. We are occasionally required to share your information with external agencies who have need for it, such as the Higher Education Statistics Agency, or Student Loans Company. We may also ask other agencies for the information they have about you, in order to verify the personal details you provide.
Undergraduates, Taught postgraduates, Research postgraduates
You should regularly check the personal information you have provided - such as your contact details - in the Student System, and ensure that they are kept up to date.
We will ensure that personal data held about you is processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. It is shared internally where appropriate in order to meet the purposes detailed above. The Act requires that any information held is accurate and has been processed fairly and lawfully. Where it is necessary to collect sensitive information about you - such as criminal convictions - we will only share this information with colleagues who have a legitimate reason for the the details.
You also have the right to access any personal information we hold about you, and to correct it if necessary.