Record of Processing Activity (ROPA)

The University of Manchester is a data controller as defined by the UK General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Act 2018 and as a consequence it's required to maintain a ROPA.

The University processes large volumes of personal data. Our data processing activities take place across the entire University, including: IT Services; Finance; Human Resources; Communications and Marketing; The Directorate for the Student Experience; Estates, Compliance and Risk; and Legal Affairs.

The ROPA (Excel, 19KB) details the categories of data subjects and personal data that we process, as well as the purpose of the processing along with any recipients the personal data may be shared. 

Please see below for further details about our ROPA.

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Data Protection Officer: Tony Brown (

Data controller: The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL
ICO registration number: Z6787610

Further information is available from the Information Commissioner’s Office register.

The University of Manchester is a public authority under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.