UCL News


UCL launches Prevent Duty E-Learning training course

13 March 2019

UCL Student and Registry Services have launched a new E-learning training course for staff, to guide colleagues through new policies and procedures relating to the Prevent Duty.

UCL Main Quad

Prevent is one of four strands of the government’s counter-terrorism strategy. UCL has a duty of care to students, staff and visitors and our approach to Prevent Duty is primarily one of safeguarding the welfare of our students and staff.

The Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 (CTSA) creates a statutory duty for specified public authorities to “have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”. Government Guidance requires that universities have in place policies for external speakers and events, the training of staff, welfare and pastoral care, and IT usage. It also makes clear that the approach to Prevent should be reasonable and proportionate.

Student and Registry Services have developed a new E-learning training course for staff with information on Prevent and guidelines to support vulnerable individuals. The course explains how issues of radicalisation and extremism on campus should be approached under UCL’s Safeguarding and Wellbeing policies. It will also talk you through the steps on how to support a student or staff member who might be vulnerable to radicalisation. The course will also guide you through the new events, room booking and external speakers’ procedures.

Staff who have not yet undertaken any Prevent training should complete the training at their earliest convenience. Please visit the UCL Prevent Duty Training page to access and complete the course, where detailed instructions and FAQs can also be found.