What is Minerva?

Minerva is the institutional Virtual Learning Environment – it gives you easy access to all your digital learning resources, as well as links to essential services such as email, your timetable and much more.

How do I access Minerva?

To log-in to Minerva simply visit minerva.leeds.ac.uk and enter your University of Leeds email address and password. You will be prompted to complete Duo two-factor authentication (learn more about Duo on the IT Services website). Once logged in you will see announcements from academic staff and university services, along with links to access the modules you are studying, your email, OneDrive account, timetable and other useful services.

Where can I learn more?

The University IT induction will provide you with more information, as will the links below. If you are having problems accessing Minerva, or any of its tools, you can contact the IT Service Desk by email and they will be able to support you. You can also contact the IT Service Desk by phone if your enquiry is urgent – their telephone number is +44 (0)113 34 333 33.

Useful links

We recommend right-clicking or long-pressing on the links below and opening them in a new tab to learn more about Minerva.

View the online tutorial on how to successfully navigate Minerva.
View tutorial
View the university's webpages specifically designed to help students successfully use Minerva and its tools.
View webpages
Blackboard Ally can be used to provide alternative written and audio formats of Module content.
View webpage


The pages in the Digital Learning section of this website been devised by the LUBS Enhancement and Innovation Team and are available under creative commons for you to adapt.

Digital Learning by LUBS Enhancement and Innovation Team is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0.

Last updated October 2020.