We will send some of the staff information we hold to the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA). This does not include the name or contact details of staff. HESA collects and is responsible for the database in which HESA staff records are stored. HESA uses that information in its own right – to publish statistics about staff in higher education, for example. HESA also processes the information held in the databases for other organisations. The Data Protection Act 1998 also applies to HESA.
If a member of staff provides us with information about their disability status, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, parental leave or religion, this will be included in the HESA staff record. This helps to make sure people are being given equal opportunities and to prevent unlawful discrimination. HESA will not use this information in any way to make decisions about you.
For more information about the way HESA use staff information please visit the HESA website which contains the staff collection notice.