Existing Staff and Students

If you are a current student studying with the Department of Criminology you might find the following information useful to your studies.


Blackboard is the University virtual learning environment (VLE). The service allows current students to access course information, submit assignments and participate in the departments discussion forums. Distance learning students are also able to access course modules via the VLE.

You must log in to Blackboard using your CFS username and password. When you have logged in you will see a list of the courses you can access.

If you are having problems accessing Blackboard or viewing material on Blackboard please complete the Blackboard Support Form and a member of staff with get in contact with you.


You can access your University email account from anywhere in the world via the Outlook Web Access Service. You will need to use your CFS username and password to access your emails. If you have forgotten your CFS username or password, please contact IT Services.

Criminology Subject Room

This room offers links to resources for Criminology. The Subject Room is the University of Leicester Library’s subject portal. Your one-stop-shop for information.

Proxy Server

Many of the databases, electronic journals and data sets subscribed to by the University need a username and password to gain access to them off campus.  You will automatically be prompted to enter your CFS username and password when you attempt to access these resources.

Study Support

The University has a number of service departments who can offer advice on IT skills, essay writing, presentation skills and good time management. They are:

Criminology Student Society

The Criminology Society offers its members the chance to communicate and mix with like-minded students from a range of disciplines, who share an interest in crime and criminology.

For more information or to join the society please contact them via email:


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