information for parents, carers and supporters

Page last updated 18/11/2020

Student return to campus

On 4 January the Prime Minister announced a new national lockdown in England. The Government guidance includes information about universities which you can read here.

The guidance allows for students who are undertaking training in the following subject areas to return to campus for in-person, on-campus learning in line with their timetable.

  • Health
  • Education
  • Social work

Researchers and research students should conduct their research from home where possible unless they need to access specialist facilities on campus.

The Government has asked all other students to remain where they are and study from their current residence wherever possible. If they have not already done so, they should not return to Leeds or to campus. Their timetable will be updated to reflect any changes to your teaching.

January 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 daily at both our City and Headingley campuses from Tuesday 5 January to Sunday 14 February. 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