Support in response to world events

When world events affect members of our community, we know how important it is to have the right support, especially for those who are far away from family and friends back home.

Please note, because of the ongoing situation surrounding Coronavirus (COVID-19), most University support services are now working remotely. Please see our support and wellbeing webpage for regularly updated information.

We understand that world events can have an impact on many different aspects of our students’ lives and can also sometimes affect good relations between people. If you're affected by world events there are many places on campus where you can find support, whether you’re looking for practical help, advice, or someone to talk to. 

LUU Advice

LUU Advice in Leeds University Union building can give: general advice, help with personal, financial and academic issues, advice on group support and solidarity activity, and support for students experiencing harassment or a hate incident.

School support team and your personal tutor/supervisor

Talk to staff in your school if you find that the situation is affecting your studies, so they can advise and support you during this time.

Universities Chaplaincy 

The Chaplains and the Muslim Student Adviser are here to listen and offer pastoral and spiritual support. They also help with group activity such as reflection, unity events and vigils.
Email:  Tel: 0113 343 5071 (Chaplains) 
Email: Tel: 07713707857 (Farhat Yaqoob, Muslim Student Adviser)

Student Counselling and Wellbeing

Student Counselling and Wellbeing offer free professional and confidential counselling and wellbeing and mental health support through groups, workshops, single-session consultations, short-term counselling and web-based services and resources such as Big White Wall.

International Student Office 

Our International Student Advisers offer immigration advice and general support.

Student Societies

Leeds University Union student societies can also be an important source of support and friendship.


Leeds Nightline is a listening and information service for students in Leeds. They are a student society based at Leeds University Union and aim to ensure all students in Leeds have access to the service, between 8pm and 8am.

University Online Reporting Form

If you've been harassed or experienced or witnessed a hate incident, in addition to the help available from LUU Advice, the University has an online reporting form you can use to report anonymously and get support.