Life at Leeds | 22 October
Like many of you, we’ve been seeing the worrying reports of drink spiking and an assault with a needle in clubs which many of you go to in the city. They cause all of us grave concern, and we’re keen to do all we can to help you feel and be safer in Leeds.
We’re working with LUU to understand what we can do to help you feel safer in Leeds and will be focusing on the positive action we can take to make this happen. To help us understand what matters to you, please take a few minutes to complete this survey being run by the School of Law.
If you are heading out into Leeds this weekend, here’s what you can do if you’re concerned about drink spiking or personal safety:
- If you think you may have been spiked, immediately tell someone you trust. If you’re alone, speak to a member of staff in a venue. Find out more about drink spiking, symptoms and what to do if you or a friend has been spiked.
- Look out for each other – make sure you and your friends are safe.
- You can report any form of sexual assault, hate crime or abuse to the University.
- Many of the clubs and societies are supporting a growing organisation of students who are standing up against sexual violence in Leeds. You can find out more about this on Leeds Girls Uncut Instagram channel.
- If you’ve been affected by this, or need to speak to someone, contact LUU Help and Support.
- Find out more about safety at Uni, including a section on safety on nights out, created in partnership with the LUU exec.
Remember, your voice in this is powerful. Your suggestions, ideas and thoughts of how we create a safer Leeds for everyone are essential for positive change to happen. We’re here and we will listen. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Got a question? Contact the student information service, who can help you get the answers you need.
ICYMI - tips on making your money work for you
- Check out this manage your money blog and our 5 money management tips article
- Read about the 3 money saving websites and apps that’ll help you save.
- Look through LUU’s Joblink for a range of jobs that can fit around your academic timetable and build future work skills at the same time.
3 opportunities to make money while sharing your views:
- Register your interest to tell the World Universities Network about your experience of university during the pandemic. As a thank you for joining the group discussions you will get a £10 online shopping voucher.
- Tell us about your experiences of using captions across our digital education systems. By doing so you will provide invaluable feedback to our Digital Education Service. As thanks, two students who complete the survey before 8 November will have a chance to win £100 each in high street vouchers.
- Join our online research community to help shape and inspire future planning around the campus experience. This project is run by Alterline (an independent research agency) on behalf of the University of Leeds. As part of it, you will need to complete a few tasks and questions over five days from Monday 8 November, which should take around 30 mins each day. In return, you will receive a £25 Giftpay voucher if you complete all of the tasks.
BOOKMARK THIS: 4 LINKS ON WHERE TO GET HELP
- Our help and support section lists out who you can get support from in the uni, external support services and who to contact if you need help in an emergency.
- Use the new Digital Education Systems Help website for step-by-step guides, introductory videos, FAQs, news, updates and information on training courses and events to help you with your studies.
- You can also look at our Digital Tools Guide which explains what the tools are for, getting started, and where to go for further help.
- Need IT help? The quickest way to get help is to search the IT knowledgebase. If you can't find the answer you need, you can contact the IT Service Desk using the 'Something broken' or 'Request something' links on the IT homepage.
First-year students: Join the Skills to Succeed at University online course which helps you improve the academic skills you’ll need throughout your degree.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ADVICE: When to apply for your Graduate Visa
You can only apply after you have received an email from the University confirming you are eligible to apply - this will be after you have successfully completed your course and your official results are released, and a report has been made to UKVI. Find details of the official award results dates and details on how to apply for a graduate visa.
CYCLISTS! Head to the LUU Foyer between 10am and 4pm on Tues 2 and Wednesday 3 November to pick up a ‘Sold Secure’ Kryptonite D-Lock and bike light set for just £20. You can also register your bike with the national, police-approved BikeRegister database at the stand and receive a security marking kit for your bike. Hear more from fellow students on how they keep their bikes safe.
Help limit the spread of Covid:
- READ the coronavirus rules, advice and guidance on Covid safety measures like mask wearing on campus
- GO get a jab. find out more about vaccinations including when and how to get a jab
- BOOK or collect a free COVID-19 lateral flow test. Remember: only take a lateral flow test if you are not showing any coronavirus symptoms – if you are showing symptoms, book a PCR test through the NHS.
- WEAR a facemask if you are asked to. Remember, everyone will feel differently about face masks and that’s okay. Try to keep a face mask with you while you’re on campus. Don’t worry if you don’t have one – there are free face coverings available across campus.
- Our top tips and advice on looking after yourself.
- Check out the range of resources and self-help materials available to you.
- Everything you need to know about safety in Leeds and advice from students and the security team on staying safe.
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