Consent for sensitive personal data processing

Data processing

We need may ask for your consent to process sensitive personal data as part of our quality assurance audit.

Why we may ask your permission

UWE Bristol's Student Support and Wellbeing Service (SSW) may need to request your permission to let us share your personal data in relation to Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA) funded Non-Medical Helper Support.

In accordance with the UWE Bristol Student Support and Wellbeing Privacy Notice, we aim to gather consent from you in order for us to share your sensitive personal data with external auditing staff as part of our annual external quality assurance audit. This website will help you make an informed choice about where to go to have your needs assessment.

The support you receive from AWE is subject to quality standards set out in the Quality Assurance Framework and compliance with these standards along with relevant legislation and internal/external guidance is measured during the annual external audit.

As part of the audit, a student sample is used to check the internal processes for dealing with the delivery of non-medical help support.

What we would ask to share

The information that we are proposing to share with external auditing staff if you are selected as part of the student sample, includes:

  • your DSA2 funding entitlement letter
  • your Individual Learning Plan (session notes)
  • timesheets relating to your sessions
  • booking confirmation emails.

This includes the following non-sensitive personal data about you:

  • your identity and age
  • the type of support you have received
  • dates, times, locations and mode of delivery of support
  • communications between you and AWE
  • your higher education institution and course information.

This also includes the following special categories of sensitive personal data about you:

  • your disability (specific learning difficulty, mental health condition, physical/sensory impairment or other medical conditions)
  • the fact that you are in receipt of DSA
  • the type of support you have received
  • information about reasons for missed/cancelled sessions.

You can give or refuse consent

As the proposed sharing of information includes sensitive personal data, we require your consent before we are legally permitted to provide external auditing staff with your sensitive personal data.

The sensitive personal data shared with external auditing staff would only be processed for the specific purpose of auditing AWE and would not be retained by external auditors once the audit had been completed and accreditation issued.

You are free to refuse to give your consent, or to later withdraw your consent, and a refusal or withdrawal of consent will not affect your access to support.