Critical incidents and crisis communications
This section contains links for information on serious incidents that are happening locally, within the UK or globally, such as terrorist attacks, natural disasters or incidents involving our student community. It also includes guidance and protocol when there is sadly a student death.
If you have any immediate concerns about something that is happening on campus that is a risk to safety or wellbeing contact the Police on 999 and inform university security on 0113 343 2222
The University is in regular contact with the emergency services and other agencies in the city. Leeds city council, health, emergency and rescue and transport networks would also carry information online. If the University community is directly affected, check your University emails regularly for updates. Local radio is also a source of information. You may find further information on the University website and/or the University of Leeds Twitter (X).
Staff and students who are directly affected by an event nationally and globally
The University has processes in place that provides immediate support and guidance to our community who may be affected or directly involved. Our teams, for instance Study Abroad and HR will follow their protocols. If have any concerns or need help, please speak with your line manager in the first instance.
Staff and students who are indirectly affected by an event nationally and globally
Our community can be affected in a wide variety of ways by events across the world. These can have an emotional, financial and academic/work impact. There is a range of services and support:
Students – support in response to UK and world events
Immediate concerns about welfare of a student
If you have an immediate concern about the wellbeing of a student please refer to the Duty Pathway