Data sharing and evaluation

Why do we collect information on you?

Aimhigher London (AHL) collect and store information (data) from learners who participate in our outreach programmes to improve university outreach programmes with the aim of making access to higher education fair and accessible to all, regardless of background

We use consent as the legal basis for collecting data for the purposes of monitoring, tracking and evaluating the long term educational journeys of our participants to ensure our activities are effectively meeting their needs.

From 25 May 2018, your data will be held in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  All data is held and processed in line with Aimhigher London’s Data Protection Policy. All data which we receive from you is kept securely and only used for legitimate purposes.

Whether you agree/do not agree to share this information does not affect your right to participate in AHL activity.

What do we collect?

We collect various types of data from participants on our activities to ensure equality of opportunity:

  • name
  • date of birth
  • postcode
  • gender
  • ethnicity
  • free school meals status
  • living in local authority care or are a carer
  • Disclosure of disability
  • if their parents have attended university.

How do we keep your information safe?

The data is stored electronically on the Kingston University system server, a secure online portal.  Hard copies are stored securely.

Who do we share your information with?

In line with our Privacy notice, we may use your data for research and monitoring purposes. Data may also be shared with appropriate third party organisations with your consent.  These include the Office for Students, UCAS, the Higher Education Statistics Agency, and our Aimhigher London partners including the Higher Education Access Tracker Service (HEAT) to help evaluate the effectiveness of this activity.  This is part of the government’s policy to widen participation in higher education and to develop future policy.  We will not release data to anyone who is unauthorised to receive it. No personal information will be published.

Your rights


Under the GDPR you have a right to request a copy of your personal data held by the AHL.
AHL is required to fulfil this request within 20 working days.

You also have the right to:

  • withdraw consent where that is the legal basis of our processing;
  • rectify inaccuracies in personal data that we hold about you;
  • request to remove some personal data we hold about you
  • restrict the processing in certain ways;
  • object to certain processing of your personal data by us.

Please see for further information on the above rights. You may also contact Suzanne Marchment for further information.

You have a right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office about the way in which we process your personal data. Please see