Travel Survey 2022 Goes Live

Bristol Road cycle path
The University of Birmingham Travel Survey 2022 is live in the month of October! Please take ten minutes to fill it out online.

As a thank you for participating, you can enter the prize draw for a tasting menu for two at Lasan restaurant in the Jewellery Quarter, and vouchers at local stores and entertainment venues.

With the survey we will update our understanding of when, how  and why our community commutes to work and study.

We will use that understanding to shape our sustainable travel plan, so your responses will make a difference to the future of transport to University.

If you have any questions about the survey, then please contact 

What prizes can be won in the prize draw?

The first prize is a tasting menu for two at the famous Lasan restaurant in the Jewellery Quarter. There are ten £30 vouchers as second prizes, two each from:

Electric Cinema

Birmingham Hippodrome

Gear Up

Brutally Honest Bakery

Clean Kilo

Good luck!

What data are you collecting and processing?

Participants are asked to share personal data, namely their postcode and email address if participating in the prize draw. The first question asks the participant to give their consent for this data to be shared. Participants also share potentially sensitive information, such as travel times.

How will you store and process my data?

This survey data is compiled and stored using the GDPR-compliant, cloud-based Microsoft Forms. The information you provide will be held by the University of Birmingham in accordance with the data protection policy, which can be found here. We will use the postcode data to analyse how the University of Birmingham community travels to campus. We will use the email address to contact prize winners. We will not share your data with any third party

What rights do I retain over my data?

Data protection law provides individuals with the following rights:

  1. The right to be informed how their data will be used (and it is the privacy notice or Participant Information Sheet which fulfils this right);
  2. The right of access to their data (often known as Subject Access Requests);
  3. The right to rectification of inaccuracies in their data;
  4. The right to erasure of their data in certain circumstances; 
  5. The right to restrict processing of their data (in certain circumstances);
  6. The right to object to the processing of their data (in certain circumstances);
  7. The right to ask for the personal data to be transferred electronically to a third party (if the legal basis for processing is consent);
  8. Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling (if either of these are being used in the project);
  9. If the research is done on the basis of consent, the right to withdraw consent; details about how and when consent can be withdrawn and the practical effect of withdrawing consent would also need to be set out in detail
  10. The right to complain to the ICO about the processing of their data (if the University is not the data controller for the project, and that other data controller is based in the European Economic Area but outside the UK (or, if there is more than one data controller and the lead data controller is based in the EEA but outside the UK), then it will not be the ICO which should be referred to in the final paragraph, but the equivalent in whichever country the data controller, or lead data controller, is based).

Who can I contact about data protection?

The data controller is the University of Birmingham, and the principal investigator is Edward Shelley The Data Protection Officer is Nicola Cárdenas Blanco.


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