Human Resources

Prevent Duty

All universities have a legal responsibility under the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 to have "due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism". This is known as the "Prevent Duty". One of the requirements of the Prevent Duty is that the University must raise awareness, provide training and communicate the Prevent responsibilities to all staff.

To ensure that we meet this responsibility, last year we launched a short online overview of the Prevent Duty based on materials provided by the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education and this overview is part of the core training for all staff. If you have not had the opportunity yet to do this training or have recently joined the University then this training can be accessed on Moodle. You can access Moodle using the same details that you use to log on to your computer.

Accessing the training

Click to access Moodle, then on the 'Enrolment Options' screen, click on 'Enrol me', on the next screen, click 'Launch Module'. The training should take about 20 minutes to complete.

Further information and guidance you may find useful.

If you experience any technical issues, please contact the IS Service Desk in the first instance on ext. 7777.

More University specific and tailored training for staff with specialist roles is being developed and will be rolled out in the next academic year. In the interim if you have any concerns that relate to the Prevent duty within the University then please contact please contact Annette Bourke, Head of Governance Services on 023 9284 3104 or e-mail