Social Responsibility and Sustainability

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.

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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.

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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

Find out more about modern slavery and what the University is doing


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Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability
The Boilerhouse
High School Yards

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1 Source: Global Estimates of Modern Slavery: Forced Labour and Forced Marriage, ILO and Walk Free Foundation.