Returning students

We’re excited to welcome you back to the University. This page will provide you with key information to help you prepare for your return.  

Although the COVID-19 pandemic means some things will be different, we’re committed to providing you with the high-quality learning and student experience you expect. You might be feeling worried or uncertain about what this year will be like. We will keep you up to date by email so please keep checking your University email address for messages from your academic school and our student newsletters.  

This page was last updated on 26 November 2020 and is correct at the time of writing for students who are returning to their studies in January 2021. Please check this page regularly for updates, as new information will be added when it becomes available.  


 Your personal safety remains our top priority. We’ve put lots of plans in place to make our campus and University accommodation safe for when you arrive, including social distancing, providing washable face coverings for everyone, COVID-19 testing and extra cleaning activities. We’ll continue to review our plans regularly and implement any changes, in line with government guidance, as quickly as possible. For the most up-to-date information, visit


Your academic school will communicate with you about how your programme will be delivered in 2020/21, and explain how things will be different from last time you were in Leeds, in terms of how classes will be run and how you will be expected to engage with your learning.  

Contact your School if you have any questions about your teaching for this year.  


If you are having problems getting to Leeds for the start of your programme and want to discuss your arrival date, you'll need to contact your school. It is the School’s discretion to determine if your late arrival can be accommodated, based on your individual circumstances, the curriculum design and deliver and equity and quality of the student experience.


We recognise that the current situation will have an impact on many different aspects of your life. The University is committed to supporting all our students through this very difficult period: