UFS Playground

The Playground environment provides users with a copy of the current version of UFS that is refreshed periodically. It has been created to provide you with an opportunity to get a feel of how the system works and allows you to practice your skills so you are comfortable with the system when you come to use it.

Any information entered into the Playground will not effect the LIVE environment in any way, shape or form. No duplicate Invoices will be produced and no duplicate payments will be made. Therefore please feel free to use this environment to your advantage.


Access to the PLAY environment will be provided to training delegates where appropriate. Other users can request access from the Finance Training team (x66631).

Vulnerable Periods

The system may not be available between 7.00am to 10.00am on Fridays, these periods will be used for system maintenance. Users will be notified of any planned use of vulnerable periods.

PLAYGROUND will be unavailable from Friday 16th March to Monday 19th March


PLAY will be unavailable over this weekend due to planned power works.

You will not be able to access UFS PLAY from 3pm on Friday 16th March until lunchtime on Monday 19th March.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused during this necessary work.


UFS Play was refreshed on 2nd February 2018, and will next be refreshed on 13th April 2018.

All fintraining accounts allocated before a refresh date become inactive and any progress is deleted. If you had an account to take UFS training and did not complete it in time, your account will need to be reset. Please contact: finance.training@admin.cam.ac.uk if this applies to you.


Vulnerable Period
The Playground environment may be unavailable on Fridays between 7am and 10am.
This time will be used for system maintenance and to refresh the environment.

Last updated 14 March 2018 16:10

Further Support & Guidance

In addition to the information on this site, training manuals are provided for each module, and the Finance Division also offers a variety of training courses.

If you have any further questions about the UFS Playground, please contact the Finance Training Team: email finance.training@admin.cam.ac.uk.