Support in response to UK and world events
When UK and world events affect members of our community, we know how important it is to have the right support.
We understand that UK and world events can have an impact on many different aspects of our students’ lives and can also sometimes affect good relations between people. This could include civil unrest, a terrorist attack, or natural disaster or earthquake.
If you're affected by events, there are many services at the University where you can find support, whether you’re looking for practical help, advice, or someone to talk to.
You may be directly affected or what has happened may be triggering due to previous personal experiences.
Getting emotional and wellbeing support
There is support available, depending on what you need.
- Student counselling and wellbeing. This has a daily drop in service or you can get one to one support sessions.
- Looking after yourself A webpage that has tips on how to balance looking your wellbeing at a time of high stress with your academic studies
- LUU Help and Support - the team can offer independent advice on any practical difficulties you may be experiencing, e.g within your house, financial issues
- The University Chaplaincy Service. They have a Christain chaplain, Jewish Rabbi and a Muslim Student Advisor who are here to listen and offer pastoral and spiritual support. They also help with group activity such as reflection, unity events and vigils.
- Leeds University Union student clubs and societies can also be an important source of support and friendship, and a good place to meet people who are sharing similar experiences.
Getting help with your academic studies
Depending on what you need, there is lots of different support for you.
- You and assessments has guidance on managing your workload and mitigating circumstances If you are finding it difficult on focusing on your studies
- Mitigating circumstances can help if you are finding it difficult to manage your academic deadlines
- Your academic personal tutor is there if you need flexibility in your studies or need to have a chat.
Getting support if you have concerns about your safety
- The Harassment and Misconduct team can offer support if your experience, witness or worried about any inappropiate or unacceptable behaviour. This includes hate crime or incidents of bullying, harrassment or sexual assault. You can make a report online anonymously or leave your contact details for support
- SafeZone is an app that everyone on campus can use to ask for help from the University’s Security team who are on call to help you 24/7. Download SafeZone app for iPhones – Download SafeZone app for Android.
If you need support but aren't sure where to go
Got a question or need support? Get in touch with the friendly team in the Student Information Service (SIS). You can call them, email them, or visit them at one of five Student Information Points on campus. They will also be able to help you navigate the different support options that are available if you’re not sure what to do.