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Finance Division


The University and all its staff have a responsibility to ensure that neither their conduct, nor the conduct of any person or organisation entering into any contract or arrangement with the University contravenes the Bribery Act 2010.

Our online course guides you through the scope of the Bribery Act and Criminal Finances Act and highlights some of the situations that you should be aware of.

Who should complete the course?

Ideally, the Audit Committee would recommend that training be completed by all staff.  At the very least, training should be completed by all those, at any level of seniority, who:

  • hold any kind of management role (e.g. all principal investigators) and/or have the authority to incur any level of expenditure
  • have international dealings of any kind, but particularly in emerging markets or areas of the world where risk of corruption is higher
  • work with contractors
  • contract on behalf of CUTS
  • are involved at any level in a decision to contract, i.e. to offer or receive goods, services, donations or research grants or contracts.

The above applies to individuals working within the University at all levels and grades, including officers, employees (whether permanent, fixed-term or temporary), workers, trainees, seconded staff, agency staff, volunteers, interns or any other person working in any context within the institution.  Third parties must confirm in their contracts with the University that they have undertaken their own, equivalent, training. 

How often should the course be taken?

The course should take around 35 to 40 minutes to complete (followed by a mandatory knowledge check) and should be completed every two years.


CUFS key contacts can now access two simple reports to see who in their departments has successfully completed the online courses for PCI Compliance and the Anti-Bribery and Corruption.

or you can follow the interactive How-To guide on how to download this report.


  • To provide a broad overview of the Bribery Act and Criminal Finances Act.
  • To understand the offences set out in the Acts, as well as possible defences.
  • To understand what the University needs to do to comply with the requirements of the Acts.
  • To be aware of further relevant sources of information.

System requirements

The course is available on the University's Moodle system. You will be prompted for your RAVEN password.

The web-based course can be accessed from the following devices with the latest browser versions:

  • PC
  • Mac
  • Tablets
  • Smart Phones

Getting started

To access the course on Moodle click here.


Please see our CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19 Assistance pages for help with areas of Finance during the current situation.

UFS issued communications and the University website also contain information on this topic

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