Support and wellbeing

Updated: 12 October 2020

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

We recognise that the current situation will have an impact on many different aspects of your life. The University is committed to supporting all our students through this very difficult period.

While University support services are now working remotely, we are still here to support you, whether you are looking for practical help, advice, or someone to talk to.

Symptoms, positive testing and self-isolation

Read our information and advice on what to do it you have symptoms, test positive or need to self isolate and how we can support you. There are a number of ways you can access help, including our student information points and helpline.

School support team and your personal tutor/supervisor

Contact your school student support team if you have questions that aren’t answered on this website or you need other help or support. Your personal tutor/supervisor or another academic support contact will also keep in touch with you regularly during this time.

LUU advice

LUU’s Help and Support team 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. You can access LUU help and support.

LUU Student Exec is running a Facebook group, ‘LUU Covid-19 Community’ group, for the students of Leeds to come together during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Universities Chaplaincy

The Chaplains and the Muslim Student Adviser are here to listen and offer pastoral and spiritual support.

Email: chaplaincy@leeds.ac.uk  Tel: 0113 343 5071 (Chaplains)
Email: F.Yaqoob@leeds.ac.uk 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. View their information about online support. You can also access web-based services and resources such as Big White Wall.

Student Minds have published advice and resources to help with worries about coronavirus

International Student Office

Our International Student Advisers offer specialist advice on visas and immigration and can help with enquiries about other issues related to being a student from outside the UK.

Student societies

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

Keeping active and healthy

Online workouts are now available on our Sport and Physical Activity website. The Your Home Your Move page will be updated with more videos and blog posts on staying active while at home.

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.

Other support resources