Life at Leeds | 17 December

We’re here with the final newsletter of 2021.

We’ll be back in the New Year with a new look for our newsletter, until then we’ve rounded up the important things you’ll need for the winter break. In her video message, the VC also wishes you all a restful winter break and hopes that you can take time to recharge during the holidays.

COVID-19 – what does Plan B mean for students? 

In last week’s newsletter we shared what the UK moving into Plan B means for you. You can read our last newsletter here.  

Our approach to teaching in January will remain the same, unless government guidance changes in the coming weeks. Please follow advice from your school on what this looks like for you.  

Leaving Leeds for the holidays? 

Wherever you’re travelling to, make sure you: 

  • Take a lateral flow test before you travel. Find the latest guidance on testing. 
  • Follow government guidance on face coverings on public transport 
  • Check the latest government guidance on travelling abroad and returning to the UK 

Take a look at our FAQs for more information on travel and Covid safety measures. 

For more information on returning to the UK after travelling abroad, see the latest government guidance

Read our top five things to do if you’re leaving Leeds this holiday (and one if you’re not)  

Who to contact if you need help during the holidays... 

They’ll be some changes to our opening hours over the winter break. Find details of what’s open, support available and activities you can join during the holidays.  

Prepping for the assessment over the winter break? Check out our assessments section for useful information to help you prepare.  

Module evaluations deadline extended! 

The deadline for completing your module evaluations has been extended to 7 January. Fill yours in so we can continue to make improvements, understand your experience, and what’s working well for you. Complete yours here

Get ready for a Fresh Start – Save the date – 24 – 30 January 2022 

Want to get the most out of your uni experience in 2022? We’re joining forces with LUU to host the Fresh Start Festival – a week of food, fun, friends and opportunities to help you find out about everything life at Leeds has to offer. Whether you’re returning after the winter break or joining us for the first time, there’ll be plenty to explore to help you get set for a great year. Keep an eye on our website to see what’s coming up. 

That’s it from us for this edition.  Enjoy your holidays, stay safe and see you in 2022.

~ Liz, Nafisa and Richard from the student communications team ~