Anti-Corruption and Bribery


Welcome to the University‘s anti-corruption and bribery information pages.

The University Policy

The University Council has approved an updated and revised Anti-Corruption and Bribery Policy. It is important that all staff read the policy - there is also a useful summary of the policy's essential points available.

If you have any queries, please e-mail

Gifts and Hospitality

The policy states that any gifts or hospitality given or received with a value in excess of 100 should be registered with either your Faculty Manager or Divisional Head, and line manager consent obtained if the value is in excess of 500. There is a standard registration form. Please see the policy for full details.

Vice-Chancellor’s statement

The importance of the new policy to the University is highlighted by the fact that the Vice-Chancellor has issued a statement in relation to it – please click on the above link to access the statement.

Standard contract term

The Secretary’s Office has also prepared a short form anti-corruption and bribery clause, which should be used in all contracts. Please click on the above link to access the draft clause.

Self Assessment

The Secretary’s Office has developed an Anti Corruption and Bribery Risk Evaluation Form which, Schools, Departments and Support Services in the University may, if they feel appropriate, complete if they have not already done so. You can obtain a copy of the form by e-mailing a request to You can also use the form to update a previously submitted form if you would like to report a new development.

Other Relevant University Policies

Conflict of Interest Regulations

Code of Conduct/Register of Interests

Policy on Public Interest Disclosure

Fraud Policy

Useful Links

The Bribery Act 2010

The Ministry of Justice guidance

If you have any queries in relation to the Act or its effect on the University or staff, please e-mail If the matter is urgent please telephone John O’Sullivan of the Secretary’s Office on 0117 928 7686.