Support services across the University

The University has a wide range of support services to help students through difficult times, or just when things aren't going according to plan. There are a number of organisations, opportunities and teams who can provide help.

Leeds University Union. They provide a wide range of different help, ranging from financial, academic, health and welfare and housing.  

Universities Chaplaincy. Providing spiritual support and pastoral care for staff and students of all faiths and none.

Leeds student counselling centre. Providing a wide range of services, offering practical and emotional support, counselling and disability services.

Welfare and Support in Halls of Residence. All University residences have wardens (members of University teaching or administrative staff) who you can go to during term time for advice or for help sorting out any problems.

Accessible facilities on campus. Find out more about the north south access route, car parking and other information that is on the student site. 

Support workers for disabled students. This explains roles such as scribes, mentoring and strategy support. 

Leeds assessment centre. Leeds Assessment Centre provides Needs Assessment to support Disabled Students Allowances (DSA) applications made by students in higher education (HE) including University and some College students.

Mental health team. The mental health team provides free information, support and guidance to meet the needs of students personally and academically.

DSAS. The Service's Disabled Students’ Assessment and Support (DSAS) team offers specialist support from a named Disability Co-ordinator, liaison with academic departments, sign language interpreting and alternative examination arrangements, extended library loans, loan of equipment and adaptations to University accommodation.

RNIB Transcription Centre. The University of Leeds is the only university in the UK to have an on-site transcription centre managed jointly with RNIB. This centre converts printed information – mainly textbooks - into a range of accessible formats, including braille, large print, e-text and digital audio. The Transcription Centre specialise in academic transcription for those who are blind or partially sighted or who require transcription services for other disability-related reasons.

Leeds Nightline. Nightline is an anonymous, non-advisory telephone listening and information service run for students by trained student volunteers from the higher education institutions in Leeds. They offer confidential listening and information to all students studying in Leeds.

help@leeds. This provides help, links and guidance on all aspects of University life.

UniLeeds app. This gives the information on the Help@Leeds site using an app for a smartphone. Much of the content is offline too, so there's no need to be connected to the internet. 

Support and wellbeing section of the student website. This contains a wealth of information on the range of different support available to students, ranging from disabled, international and students with mental health issues, through to the chaplaincy and transcription services. 

Skills@library. For support with academic skills, such as note taking, dissertation and final year project support, online tutorials and 1-1 sessions.

The Edge. Intramural Sport offers a great way to get involved with sport at university. The programme offers a huge range of weekly recreational sport, leagues and tournaments, with something to suit everyone.

IT Help Desk. As well as day to day IT issues such as printing, passwords and email account, they offer a repair service for broken laptops, free daily laptop loans and data recovery services.