Classes of Information

Classes of Information

Model Publication Scheme

Last reviewed October 2021.

  • The University of Aberdeen has adopted the Model Publication Scheme produced and approved by the Scottish Information Commissioner.
  • We publish information that we hold within the following nine classes of information.
  • Once information is published under a class we will continue to make it available for the current and previous two financial years.
  • The Publication Scheme is reviewed quarterly to ensure that information is current and links are working.
  • Where information has been updated or superseded, only the current version will be available. If you would like to see previous versions, you may make a request to us for that information.
  • A paper copy of the scheme and Guide to Information may be emailed or posted on request, or alternatively viewed on site at the Sir Duncan Rice Library. Please telephone +44(0) 1224 272596 or +44(0) 1224 273079 or email foi@abdn.ac.uk for assistance.

Please click on the relevant tab below to access the information published within each class.

Class 1 - About University

Class Description
Where to find information about the University, how the University is run, and corporate planning on our website. Copies of the University’s policies, processes and guidance are available on our Policy Zone.

Last Reviewed: October 2021


General Information about the University


Key Contacts


How the Authority is Run


Corporate Planning


External Accountability

Class 2 - How we deliver our functions and services

Class Description: Where to find information about how the University delivers our functions and services on our website. Copies of the University’s policies, processes and guidance are available on our Policy Zone.

Last Reviewed: October 2021


Our Functions and Statutory Basis for Them


Strategies, Policies and Internal Staff Procedures 


Grants and Funding


Fees and Charges


Concerns and Complaints


Reporting on our Statutory Functions


Services 


Service Schedules and Delivery Plans


Information for Service Users Including Fees or Charges

Class 3 - How we take decisions and what we have decided

Class Description: Where to find key Committee information including agendas and minutes, regulatory reports and our public consultation and engagement pages on our website. Copies of the University’s policies, processes and guidance are available on our Policy Zone.

Last reviewed: October 2021.


Decisions, Agendas and Minutes


Public Consultation and Engagement 


Reports of Regulatory Inspections, Audits and Investigations


Environmental Impact Assessment Reports

Class 4 - What we spend and how we spend it

Class Description: A full report on our finances, strategy and accounts is available from our Annual Accounts. All our financial related policies and financial regulations are searchable on our Policy Zone.

Last reviewed: October 2021.


Financial Statements and Annual Accounts

Finance Policies, Procurement Policies, and Planning


Expenses and Benefits


Pay and Grading Structure


Scholarships and Grants

Class 5 - How we manage our human, physical and information resources

Class Description: Where to find our central Human Resources, Estates, and Information Governance information. All our HR, Estates and Information Governance Policies are located on our Policy Zone.

Last Reviewed: October 2021


HR Resources

HR Policies and Strategy

HR Strategy and Plan, 2015-2020

HR Resources

HR and Recognised Trade Unions

Salary and Grading

Physical Resources

Estates Strategy, Sustainability and Emissions

Campus and Maintenance

Information Resources

Records Management and Information Governance Policies

Freedom of Information, Data Protection and Privacy

List of Published Statistical Information 

Class 6 - How we procure goods and services from external providers

Class Description:

Where to find information on how we procure goods and services with external providers and our current contracts. Copies of the University’s procurement and financial related policies, processes and guidance are available on our Policy Zone.

Last Reviewed: October 2021


Procurement Policies and Procedures


Register of Contracts, Invitations to Tender, Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges


Procurement Report

Class 7 - How we are performing

Class Description: Where to find information on how we are performing as an organisation and our Equality monitoring reporting webpages. Copies of the University’s policies, processes and guidance are available on our Policy Zone.

Last Reviewed: October 2021


Reporting, Performance Indicators, and Outcome Agreements


Equality Reports and Monitoring

Class 8 - Our Commercial Publications

Class Description: Where to find information about our publications available for sale from the Aberdeen University Press, Elphinstone Institute and general publications.

Last reviewed: October 2021.


Commercial Publications

Online Store

Class 9 - Our Open Data

Class Description: Where to find information about our open data and open data sets on our website. Copies of the University’s policies, processes and guidance are available on our Policy Zone.

Last Reviewed: October 2021

Open Data Publication Plan


Open Data Sets