information for parents, carers and supporters

Page last updated 25/02/2021

Student return to campus

On 22 February the Prime Minister announced details of the Government's easing of lockdown restrictions in England.  

From 8 March, as part of the first step on the roadmap, universities can now resume in-person teaching and learning for students who are studying practical or practice-based subjects and require specialist equipment and facilities.

The guidance from the Department for Education asks universities not to ask other students to return if their courses can reasonably be delivered online.  

All students will receive an email from your School to let you know how the announcements in the roadmap affect your studies.  

Lateral flow testing

The Government is recommending that all students take a free lateral flow test for Covid-19 before returning for any in-person, on campus teaching or before they use any campus facilities. It is recommended that two tests be taken, three days apart, as close as possible to the start of teaching. The test is for those with no symptoms (asymptomatic).

Testing will be available at both our City and Headingley campuses until Wednesday 31 March. Booking is available via MyHub.

Helpline for parents and supportersĀ 

We encourage parents and supporters to contact us if you have any concerns regarding a student. We will follow up on any information provided and can also talk to you in general terms about how the university deals with various scenarios and the support we are able to put in place. You can call our Coronavirus support helpline at 0113 8122600.

Parents and supporters events

Now that term has started, we held an online event to address any questions and concerns you might have. The event outlined the support which is in place for students and the safety measures we have taken.  Below you can watch the recording of the event led by our Vice Chancellor, Professor Peter Slee on 22 October. 

You can watch the recording of our previous information event for parents and supporters led by our Vice Chancellor, Professor Peter Slee on 10 September. This session detailed our revised approach to teaching and learning in light of Covid-19, and outlined our plans to welcome new and returning students back this academic year.

Information event for parents and supporters 22 October 2020

Information event for parents and supporters 10 September 2020