Updated 16 October 2020 11.30am

Let us know if you are self-isolating or test positive

Let us know if you are self-isolating or have tested positive for coronavirus so we can support you. Read our information and advice on support available if you experience coronavirus symptoms, test positive, or are required to follow government guidance to self-isolate.

Working together to stay safe

Please see our guidelines to help us work together to stay safe. This includes guidance on social distancing, face coverings and information about teaching in the 2020/21 academic year.

Plans for student education for this academic year

We’re thinking carefully about the implications of the coronavirus pandemic. The safety of our students and staff remain our priority. Read about our arrangements for this academic year in an email to current students (sent on 25 September 2020).

Applicants and offer holders

If you’re an applicant or offer holder please visit our coronavirus information FAQs tailored to you. This includes if you’re in the final year of your undergraduate degree but you are applying for a Masters with us. We also have information for postgraduate researcher applicants and offer holders.

Student experience

Teaching activities with large numbers of students will go ahead using digital technology, and will be interactive and engaging.

Teaching in small-group settings will be delivered face to face on campus where it is safe, practicable, and advantageous to teaching outcomes or is necessary, for example laboratory and practical based work. However, in instances where those criteria cannot be met, the University is recommending that teaching should be moved online. Decisions about the appropriate approach will be made by academic staff in schools.

When your teaching and learning takes place online, we will follow a set of agreed principles to ensure your experience is high-quality, engaging, inclusive and flexible to your needs.

We’ll let you know the balance of on-campus and online teaching for the next stage of your course and the support available to help you get the most out of your University experience. We are looking to adapt how we deliver your course: timetables will be created in a way that helps everyone move safely around campus; some practical sessions may be repeated, changed or take place later in the academic year. We’ll continue to review our plans regularly and implement any changes, in line with government guidance, as quickly as possible. Be assured, if you can’t travel to campus immediately, you’ll have remote access to all the support services and teaching resources you need for your studies.


University accommodation

For those who live in University accommodation, we’re also taking measures to ensure you feel safe and confident about your home, including the provision of a more frequent and thorough cleaning regime, clear signage and hand sanitiser stations. We’re introducing a staggered and contactless arrivals process, as well as effective social distancing measures, so you’ll be able to meet people and socialise in a safe way. Our experienced accommodation team will also be available to help you, offering advice and support to keep you safe and well.

Private accommodation

If you are moving into private accommodation, LUU has provided a range of advice to help you do this safely. LUU’s Help and Support team are also available to answer any questions you may have about your move.

Social distancing

The University takes your health and wellbeing extremely seriously, and we have been following the Government’s guidance for all citizens on social distancing to reduce the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19). You must follow the Government’s rules on social distancing.

Students with underlying health conditions

Please see the NHS advice for people at higher risk.

Please make sure you are registered with a local doctor. Most students choose to register with the Leeds Student Medical Practice (LSMP) which is near the University campus.

Find information on how to register with LSMP or alternative local doctors

Please check our student FAQs for more information