information for parents, carers and supporters

Page last updated 25/11/2020

Students travelling home for Christmas

National lockdown restrictions will finish on 2 December. The Government issued guidance on 11 November encourages students who want to spend Christmas at an address different from their term-time address to travel between 3-9 December. We emailed students on 11 November with a detailed explanation of how this will be applied at Leeds Beckett University.

Covid-19 tests for students without symptoms
We are working with the Government to provide a new, free, test for Covid-19 between 30 November and 9 December. The test will be provided to students who are asymptomatic and will be travelling within the UK for the Christmas break. The test is not suitable for those intending to travel outside of the UK, as it is not accepted by air travel providers as proof of being coronavirus free.

The test will help students find out if they have Covid-19 but are asymptomatic, which will help reduce the risk of them spreading the virus when they travel home within the UK.

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