Student Recruitment & Admissions

Privacy statement: Registering for a Widening Participation project

How we use your information when involved with a widening participation project.

We will use your personal data to allow us to process your registration, because by registering for the project you give us your consent to do so. We will use the contact details you provide to communicate with you about the project; ensuring that you have the information you need to participate allows us to fulfil our contract as the project provider. We will also use your contact details to ask you for feedback about the project because it is in our legitimate interest to measure satisfaction as part of our commitment to continuous improvement.

We may also use your information to research your educational outcomes and destinations during and after school.  We do this because it is of legitimate interest to the University to measure the effectiveness of our widening participation activities. If you would prefer us not to do so, please email us at:

Project activities may be photographed or recorded because it is our legitimate interest to do so, and images may be kept for up to five years. If you do not wish to be included you can object by emailing the event organiser.

We will also contact you about future events you might be interested in if you have given your consent to this. You can opt out of this at any time.

To deliver events and related communications, we use the following third party providers. If you wish to attend an event organised by Widening Participation, but do not wish to use these services, please email us at:


In order to facilitate some of our online bookings for other events, we use Eventbrite - a third party service which is not operated by the University of Edinburgh. Details of Eventbrite’s privacy policy can be found at:

Eventbrite Privacy Policy


Student Recruitment & Admissions use Dotmailer to supply its bulk email service for prospective students, applicants and advisers. You can unsubscribe from the Dotmailer service at any time. Dotmailer’s terms of use can be viewed at:

Dotmailer's Terms

Dotmailer’s privacy policy can be viewed at:

Dotmailer's Privacy Policy

If you have any questions, please contact:

with ‘personal data enquiry’ in the subject box. 

You can contact our Data Protection Officer at:


This Privacy Statement is continued at:

Records Management Privacy Notice