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. 

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 at the University where you can find support, whether you’re looking for practical help, advice, or someone to talk to.  

Leeds University Union (LUU) help and support

LUU’s Help and Support team offer a professional, friendly service and can offer: 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. 
Contact the Help and Support team by sending an email to or visit the Help and Support website to find out about how you can access their services.  

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.

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 online mental health service Togetherall

For more information visit the Counselling and Wellbeing webpage.

Student Visa Advice

Our International Student Visa Advisers offer immigration and visa advice.

The Your Visa webpage provides more advice and information on visas.

Contact the Student Visa Advisory team by email:

International Student Office 

For support with other issues following a world event, contact the Global Community team by emailing

More informaion on how to access support can be found on the International Student Advice and Support website.

Student Societies

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


Leeds Nightline is a wellbeing support service for students at universities in Leeds. They are a student society based at Leeds University Union and aim to ensure all students attending universities in Leeds have access to the service, between 8pm and 2am GMT. You can get in contact by instant message, email or phone.  

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. The Secretariat has more information on reporting hate crime, sexual assault and online harrassment.