Student Systems

Data protection

Details about how the University of Edinburgh holds and uses your information.

The University holds information about everyone who studies at the University. We use the information to administer your studies, maintain our IT systems, monitor your performance and attendance, provide you with support, monitor equal opportunities, make funding arrangements and gather feedback (including the National Student Survey), and for strategic planning.

We disclose information about you to your funding body, the Student Loans Company, the Student Awards Agency for Scotland, the Higher Education Statistics Agency, Edinburgh University Students’ Association and government bodies such as the Scottish Funding Council or the UK Borders Agency.

We may also disclose information about you to your former school and to organisations like government departments conducting surveys, to inform policy making.

For more information, see the Records Management Section pages on the University’s Data Protection Policy.

Read about the University of Edinburgh’s Data Protection Policy

For more information about data protection at the University of Edinburgh, contact the Records Management Section.

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