University emergency contacts

Want to know who can best support you? Find out who to contact in an emergency or if you need help.

Depending on the kind of emergency, there are different people you may contact:

  • Local emergency services (police, fire, ambulance, coastguard)
  • Your GP at home or abroad (see below for Leeds Student Medical Practice)
  • Samaritans: call 116 123 (free from the UK or Ireland)
  • Or go to the Accident & Emergency department of your local hospital
  • Your exchange coordinator at your host university
  • For civil unrest, natural disasters or being arrested, you may need to seek assistance from the British Consulate
  • Don't forget to keep family informed of your situation

If you need to contact the University of Leeds in an emergency these phone numbers may be helpful.

24-Hour contact through University Security
+44 113 343 2222

Leeds University Union Student Advice Centre (Monday-Friday, 9:30am-5pm GMT)
+44 113 380 1290 or

Leeds Student Medical Practice
+44 113 295 4488

Student Counselling Centre
+44 113 343 4107

Student Mental Health Team (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm GMT)
+44 113 343 7458


+44 113 343 5071

Nightline (8pm - 8am GMT term time only)
+44 113 380 1381

Nightline e-listening service (8pm - midnight GMT term time only)
Click here for a link

Study Abroad Office (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm GMT)
 +44 113 343 7900