Safety for students

Your safety is our top priority and we are doing lots to make our campus safe and welcoming for you when you arrive.

Your arrival
If you are a new student due to start in September you will be given different arrival dates and times, so you will be coming to Leeds in small groups rather than all at once.
International arrivals
If you are joining us from outside the UK and are advised by the UK Government to isolate yourself in your accommodation on arrival, we will adjust your arrival date to make sure you have time to do this. If you are staying in University allocated accommodation, you will not pay rent during this initial period of self-isolation and we will ensure you receive appropriate support.
Registration will be online. If you are an EU or International student you will also need to register in person when you arrive on campus.
Induction and welcome
Online welcome, orientation and induction activities will help you settle into your new environment and get to know other people as quickly as possible.
Social distancing on campus
We will reduce the number of people moving around campus at the same time. There will be clear signs about social distancing. Where possible measures such as one-way systems on busy stairs and corridors, new rules for lifts, kitchens, toilets and working spaces will help us all keep our distance.
Large group activities will be online; smaller classes and personal tutorials will be face-to-face wherever possible. We will change this if it is needed to keep you safe, while still giving you the best learning experience.
Read more about teaching from September 2020
Cleaning and handwashing
You will see increased cleaning activity on site. Buildings and areas across campus will be given a full thorough clean and service prior to reopening. Hand sanitisers, soap, and paper towels will also be provided.
Covid-19 testing
From the beginning of the academic year there will be access to free and fast covid-19 testing on campus to support a test and trace approach to containing the virus.
Face coverings
Some people may wish to wear a face covering or face mask on and around campus. Washable face coverings will be available for everyone, with advice about how to use them.
There will be regular extra cleaning in all University accommodation, tailored welcome and induction events for you to meet other students in your accommodation and full support from residence team members.
Read more about safety in our accommodation
Your health and wellbeing
You can always access free professional and confidential wellbeing and mental health support if you need some extra help.
More information upon arrival
When you arrive (or just before) we will give you more guidance on safety.