We have a number of regulations and procedures in place to make sure that how we work on a day-to-day basis is properly controlled and to reduce the likelihood of fraud, irregularity, bribery or corruption occurring.
Our system of internal control is designed to identify the principal risks to the achievement of our aims and objectives, to evaluate the nature and extent of those risks and to manage them effectively.
Any losses to our University through fraud, irregularities, bribery and corruption will potentially reduce our ability to achieve our strategic goals. We expect all staff and governors to uphold high standards, leading by example, with integrity and responsibility.
The aims of our Counter Fraud and Anti-Bribery Policy are to: continue to promote a culture of honesty, integrity and professionalism; set out our responsibilities and of those working for us, or on our behalf, in observing and upholding our position on fraud, irregularity, bribery and corruption; and provide information and guidance to those working for our University on how to recognise and address fraud, irregularity, bribery and corruption issues.
The Counter Fraud and Anti-Bribery Policy applies to all individuals working at all levels and grades, including all academic staff, senior managers, officers, directors, employees (whether permanent, fixed-term or temporary), governors, consultants, contractors, trainees, seconded staff, casual associated staff and agency staff, volunteers, interns, agents, or any other person acting on behalf of our University, including agents or third-party representatives, which sometimes includes students. The Policy should be read in conjunction with our Whistleblowing (Public Interest Disclosure) Complaints Procedure, a link to which is given on the right.
The Counter Fraud and Anti-Bribery Policy can be accessed via the link on the right hand side of this page.