At Somerville College, we take every step to safeguard your privacy and the information you give us. Find out more about our approach to information governance via the following headings. 

Privacy Notices

Somerville College is required to inform people about the ways in which we use their personal information.

We need to tell you about the types of personal information we collect, the purposes we use it for, the legal reasons contained in the General Data Protection Regulation and Data Protection Act 2018 which allow us to use data in these ways, how long we retain the information for, and how you can exercise your rights.

The following privacy notices provide this information for each of the groups of individuals identified. 

GENERAL Privacy Notice

Nursery Users’ Privacy Notice

Freedom of Information Requests

The Freedom of Information Act deals with access to official information and gives individuals or organisations the right to request information from any public authority. We guarantee to have a designated FOI lead at all times, who is responsible for maintaining the scheme on behalf of the College with support from her or his colleagues.

To make an FOI Request, please email

Please provide a clear and full description of the information you require. If your request relates to specific document(s), please provide any details you may have (e.g. date of production, author, etc.) and its likely location (e.g. the relevant staff member, department or team). Please note that we cannot provide you with the information you require unless you provide contact details.

Please do not use our FOI service to request course details or a prospectus; this information can be found or requested via the Study Here section of the website.