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Statutory and Mandatory Compliance

Mandatory for All Staff:

These modules are mandatory for all staff at the University.

Online suite of H&S Modules

The staff online health and safety training consists of three modules that all staff need to complete on the Britsafe platform, including Fire Safety, Manual Handling and Display Screen Equipment (DSE).

Fire Safety / Emergency Evacuation

Access the University of Leeds Health & Safety E-learning Platform to undertake the fire safety and emergency evacuation modules. Please use your DS username if you have both an ADMIN and DS username to access.

Data Protection

The Information Security Essentials online training is mandatory for all staff as part of our data protection commitment, which can be accessed through Minerva, clicking on Teach and then Organisations and opening the IT Essentials Training.

Professional Behaviour and Relationships

This Professional Behaviour and Relationships module has been developed to underpin the Code of Conduct on Professional Behaviour and Relationships and to support our understanding of how we maintain these standards. This link will take you to Minerva, via your university login details, where you can search for the module within the Organisations section.

E&I online module for All Staff

You can access our mandatory interactive online module ‘An Introduction to Equality & Inclusion’ on the Equality and Inclusion Unit training webpage. The module covers the type of behaviours that are expected of all members of our university community, information about equality law, and ways in which we support and promote equality and inclusion at Leeds. It also explains the potential impact of unconscious bias and ways that we can mitigate against it.


Mandatory for Specific Staff:

The following is relevant for specific groups of staff within the University. If you're unsure whether safeguarding or Prevent is relevant to your role, please consult your line manager.

Safeguarding Policy

The University's Safeguarding Policy (PDF) on safeguarding children, young persons and adults in vulnerable circumstances, contains various guidance links.


The Prevent e-learning module on Minerva provides training as part of the University's response to the Prevent Duty. You will require your university login to access Minerva.

Additional Training and Resources:

The following training and resources are not mandatory but are recommended for staff in order to fulfil our duty of care.

EDI supplementary resources

These supplementary resources will enable you to access self-directed support and development.

Staff at Leeds can access the webinars and LinkedIn Learning with their free University of Leeds account.

Research Integrity and Ethics

The research integrity and ethics pages on OD&PL's Researcher Support website includes information on the Concordat, PGR Development, Research Impact, Career Development, and Research Leadership, Culture and Funding.

Staff Review and Development Scheme (SRDS)

Find SRDS reviewer and reviewee training within our Management Essentials Suite. The aim of SRDS is to support and develop staff to achieve both career development objectives and performance improvements that are consistent with current and future institutional objectives and service developments.

Wellbeing & Resilience

The need to deal effectively with increasing levels of change and innovation makes the ability to maintain good levels of personal resilience and wellbeing in ourselves and others, particularly important. You can access a range of online workshops, resources and support to enable you to develop personal resilience and wellbeing.