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Introducing Minerva

Minerva provides quick access into the student systems you'll need and is also where you'll find online materials for your modules. If your lecturers are teaching anything with an online component it'll be in Minerva, so ensure you know how to navigate around the system.

As well as this short guide, we have a video highlighting the key features of Minerva.

How to log in

Access Minerva at:

To log in use your University username (plus and password. If you do not have a University username and password, please contact the IT Service Desk.


On the Minerva home page you'll see recent announcements (including those posted to your Modules) and a news feed. Images on the right highlight topical events/useful resources.

screenshot of Minerva home page

Use the tabs to navigate Minerva and the toolbar to go to other University websites and systems:

screenshot of tabs and toolbar in Minerva


The Learn tab is where you can access online content for your modules and Minerva organisations.


Under modules you will see those you are enrolled on (the current year by default). You can search the list by keyword or scroll through the list if you have more than 10 enrolments.

screenshot of list of modules in vle

There is a link to the Module's reading list and any Exam Papers which are available.

Click on the name of the module to go to the module area in Minerva. This is where you should find online resources for your module. If you can't click the name of the module, it means it's not been made available to students yet. This is usually done by the lead Lecturer/School as the start date of the module approaches. If you are concerned, talk to your Lecturer or School first.


Organisations are sometimes used by Faculties/Schools to deliver content to specific groups of students. Typically this could be content for the whole Faculty/School or a Programme.

To see the Organisations you're enrolled on, click on Organisations:

screenshot of list of organisations in vle

You can search the list by keyword or scroll through the list if you have more than 10 enrolments.

Other information

Information from your library record is shown, along with a Library search and Subject Resources information. There are also links to popular IT Services; Leeds for Life/the GRAD System as appropriate.

Screenshots of useful links on the Minerva Learn tab

The footer contains links to useful Learning and Teaching related resources and tools:

The footer on the Minerva Learn tab


On the Discover tab you can search for Leeds resources. Sections highlight important information but there are many more resources indexed; search by keyword to find them:

screenshot of discover tab


Use the toolbar to quickly access University systems.

Your Library account:

screenshot of the library account icon

Student Services:

screenshot of the Faculty Services icon

IT support:

screenshot of the IT Support icon

Buy printer credits:

screenshot of the Printer Credits icon

One Drive - 1TB of cloud storage:

screenshot of the One Drive cloud storage icon


screenshot of the timetable icon


screenshot of list of the email account icon


Remember to logout when you are finished on Minerva; use the Power icon in the top right of the screen.

Logout icon

Then confirm that you want to logout of your University single sign on session:

Logout of SSO


  • No Minerva content for a module? Not all modules have content on Minerva, plus you're unlikely to see them until the module starts. If you're concerned, check with your tutor/School to see if they are using Minerva first.
  • Lecture slides/submission area missing? Your tutors/school add all the content so if you can't find something, speak to them first.
  • Need help using Minerva? See our list of guides.
  • Technical problem? Contact the IT Services Desk.