Take the Modern Slavery awareness student training
What is modern slavery and how can we spot the risks? Our online course for all students will improve your knowledge.
Learn about Modern Slavery
Complete our short student online training by following the button below, and entering your University login details.
You will learn what modern slavery is, what regulation exists, why modern slavery is relevant to the University, how to spot modern slavery and more.
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 marriage.
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
1 Source: Global Estimates of Modern Slavery: Forced Labour and Forced Marriage, ILO and Walk Free Foundation.