January 11, 2021

We are really pleased to welcome you back to campus from 17 May and hope that you are looking forward to returning.  We want to take this opportunity to remind you of the Covid-19 safety measures in place to keep you safe.

In line with the government’s guidance, we’re asking all students and staff to take home Covid-19 tests twice a week. Where possible, the first one should be taken the day before you return to campus, so you can let your tutor know if you have a positive result. Test kits are available free of charge from pharmacies or you can order these online by following this link.

Test kits are also  available from our registry office at University Centre and your course teams will let you know an allotted time to collect these, but we advise you to obtain a free kit before returning to campus. 

Please do not come to campus if you have any symptoms of Covid-19.  Stay at home and book a PCR test.

While on campus, face coverings must be worn in communal areas, but these are no longer required in the classroom. We will continue with enhanced cleaning measures throughout the day and sanitising equipment is available for you to clean your workstation before and after use.  Hand sanitiser is also available throughout the various campuses. 

If you’re feeling worried about returning to study, you’re not alone. We want you to feel confident when you return, so you can make the most of contact time and get the results you want.  

We’ve created a ‘Returning to University Centre Leeds’ webinar, which covers:

  • Your resilience and overcoming challenges
  • Managing expectations
  • Planning ahead and setting goals
  • Support available
  • Returning to study: what to expect
  • Covid-19 testing and the importance of staying safe

You can watch the webinar here

Our Student Support team will be available on Monday 17 May if you have any questions or concerns. You can contact the team on hestudentsupport@ucleeds.ac.uk to arrange a drop-in session slot.

On behalf of all University Centre Leeds staff, we look forward to seeing you over the next couple of weeks.

Best wishes,

Janet Faulkner

Dean of Higher Education