Modern Slavery Training
What is modern slavery and how can we spot the risks? Our online course for staff and students will improve your knowledge and help the University uphold its zero-tolerance approach.
Take the course
You can sign up at any time by logging on to MyEd, click 'Learn' on the left-hand menu, then go to the 'Self-Enrol' tab in the top right corner. Choose 'Browse Course Catalogue' and search 'Modern Slavery'. Be sure to choose the correct option (staff or student).
Read more in-depth self enrol instructions by following the link.
What is Modern Slavery?
Someone is in slavery if they are:
- Forced to work - through coercion, or mental or physical threat;
- Owned or controlled by an ‘employer’, through mental or physical abuse or the threat of abuse
- Dehumanised, treated as a commodity or bought and sold as ‘property’
- Physically constrained or have restrictions placed on their freedom of movement.
In 2016, an estimated 40.3 million people were in modern slavery globally, including 24.9 in forced labour and 15.4 million in forced marriage1.
Find out more
- The Home Office’s Modern Slavery Resource Page, which includes a Modern Slavery Awareness Booklet
- The Scottish Government’s information leaflet on Human Trafficking and Exploitation
- Unseen, Anti-Slavery International and Walk Free Foundation (three organisations working towards a world without slavery)
- Open University course about modern slavery
Find out more about modern slavery and what the University is doing
1 Source: Global Estimates of Modern Slavery: Forced Labour and Forced Marriage, ILO and Walk Free Foundation.