The University’s Gifts and Hospitality Policy is available in full here. It is summarized as follows:
The Policy is also summarized in Quick Guide 04 ( , 440kb) ‘University Gifts & Hospitality Policy’.
The Policy, associated procedures and explanatory guidance applies to all staff and associated persons of the University. Gifts and hospitality are defined as the provision of property, consumables, services, entertainment or money for which no reasonable fee is paid in return by the recipient. Further guidance on definition and terms used throughout the Policy and guidance is available here.
Initial queries or requests for guidance on matters relating to gifts and hospitality should be addressed in the first instance to Departmental Administrators. Matters that cannot be answered satisfactorily within the department may be addressed to the Council Secretariat -
Telephone: (01865) (2)80179
Any concerns over non-compliance should be similarly handled unless there is a suspicion of bribery or fraud – in which case, the procedures for reporting bribery and fraud should be followed without delay.
Further detailed information and guidance is provided in the following links: