Campus service updates

Updated 25 June 2020 at 11:15am

Only essential services and activities are being delivered on campus (observing the principle of social distancing). It is hoped that some research activities will start from mid-June.

Individual members of staff will be contacted by their line managers if they need to be on campus. As a general rule, staff and students cannot access University buildings (including their own offices).

Our approach to planning the return to campus

The planned phases for the return to campus are set out in an email sent to staff on 4 June.

Closures and other changes to service

  • Computer clusters are closed.
  • All sports facilities  are closed
  • The Print and Copy Bureau will be running a limited copying service (accessed online).
  • Mail will not be delivered to individual buildings, and you should therefore avoid having important mail sent to the University.
  • Nexus will be closed to the public but the team will still be working. View the Nexus coronavirus information page.
  • The Refectory will operate reduced opening hours, 9am-2pm each day from Monday to Friday for a takeaway service only, starting from Monday 27 April.
  • View our information for suppliers.


The University’s Security Services are dedicated to providing staff, students and visitors with a safe, welcoming and secure environment. In order to ensure they can still provide face-to-face advice and support during the current coronavirus (covid-19) situation, they have introduced a WhatsApp video call service.

Video call 07876 866747 through WhatsApp to speak with an officer who will be able to assist you with whatever help and advice you need.

This service will be available 24/7, for anyone who needs it. If your situation is an emergency, please still dial 999 first and ring the Security Services on 0113 343 2222 afterwards if possible.

If you do need to see them in person, the Security Office at 175 Woodhouse Lane will still be remaining open as an essential service during this time.

Travel and car parking on campus

Staff who have to travel to campus should avoid public transport where possible and consider using alternative transport eg cycling, driving, walking etc. Where use of public transport is unavoidable people should follow Government guidelines on travelling safely.

Access to cycle storage will be available for all staff, each cycle shed will be supplied with hand gel.

University staff, postgraduate researchers and students who have permission to be on campus can continue to park free of charge on campus until further notice. This includes the multi-storey car park and all other car parking facilities on campus. Staff are expected to maintain social distancing when alighting or entering their vehicles in University car parks.

You will need to register your car with us before you can access free parking. If you’re already registered you don’t need to do anything. If you haven’t done this yet, find out what you need to do.

Staff at Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust have also been allocated parking on campus, see more information on parking for Trust staff


The University Libraries are planning a phased reopening, while continuing to operate online services to support your studies and research.

More information on libraries reopening

IT Service Desk

Service Desk is working remotely.

If you need support please the online service first. Log in to the IT Website to put in any requests or incidents. Visit

Working from home advice

Tips and advice on working from home from IT from Health and Safety Services and from Staff Counselling.

Tips and advice on working from home

Installing new software

Help for staff and students who need to install software at home, check the A-Z of software available

Please avoid using Desktop anywhere wherever possible.  There are a limited number of staff licenses available and demand for these will be high. Work on an alternative is underway and details will follow when this is available.

Leeds University Union

  • The LUU building is now closed and all support staff are working from home.
  • LUU is changing its help and support services to allow it to continue to support students – offering a video advice service.

Access LUU support services at LUU coronavirus webpage

Logik Centre

The Logik Centre is closed, all classes and appointments are cancelled.