Publication Scheme

The University of Southampton follows the new Model Publication Scheme prepared and approved by the Information Commissioner.

Classes of information available

Under this Publication Scheme we make the following seven classes of information available.

1. Who we are and what we do

University constitution

Governance Structure

Faculties, Schools and Departments

About us

2. What we spend and how we spend it

3. What our priorities are and how we are doing

4. How we make decisions

Senate meetings (unrestricted/non-confidential minutes)

The following confirmed, unrestricted/non-confidential minutes of Senate meetings are publicly available and copies can be obtained by emailing

  • Academic Quality and Standards Committee Minutes
  • Audit Committee Minutes
  • Consultative Committee for Safety and Occupational Health
  • Faculty Programmes Committee Minutes
  • Genetic Modification and Biosafety Committee
  • Health and Safety Audit and Assurance
  • Military Education Committee
  • Minutes of Senate Meetings
  • Nominations Committee Minutes
  • Safety and Occupational Health Committee
  • Senate Appeals Committee
  • Senior Salaries Committee Minutes
  • Standing Committee of Council Minutes
  • Student Discipline Committee
  • University Ethics Committee

5. Our policies and procedures

Academic and Research


Human resources

Staff and student policies


6. Lists and registers

7. The services we offer

Requesting hard copies

Material which is published and accessed from our website will be provided free of charge.

Information is available in hard copy on request. The University reserves the right to charge for photocopying, postage and packing or the costs directly incurred as a result of viewing information.

Charges for hard copies

If a charge is to be made, confirmation of the payment due will be given before the information is provided. Payment may be requested prior to provision of the information.

Any charges, payable in advance, will normally be calculated on a basis of £4+postage for the first 15 pages plus an additional 25p for each additional page requested.