As a University Centre Leeds student, you will have learning, wellbeing, careers and financial support, all designed to suit your needs and ensure your experience is as stress-free as possible.

You will have access to coaching tutors for study support, and our learning support team can help with alternative assessment arrangements, applications for Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) or help you improve your study skills.

You will have access to mental health support, professional counselling and advice should you want someone to talk to confidentially.

Our financial guidance includes help with Student Finance applications, access to extra funding and bursaries, a student hardship fund to help you in times of need and access to personalised advice on budgeting.

Our progression and careers support can provide you with face-to-face advice, skills development, paid work opportunities and placements, and resources to help you build your CV and professional networks.

The University Centre Hub is the home of your online classroom, news, events and study information. It also features useful services from our Student Support Team. You have access to lots of information on wellbeing, finance, additional learning support available and all the key information you need whilst you study. You can use The UC Hub to connect with other students, discover opportunities or keep up to date with University Centre news.

For more information on DSA support rates for Needs Assessment Centres, please click here.

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The safety and wellbeing of our students and staff is a top priority at the University Centre. All staff are trained in safeguarding and child protection and our dedicated safeguarding team is on hand for advice and support. In our last Ofsted inspection, safeguarding in the college was judged to be ‘effective’.

Safeguarding covers anything that may pose a risk to the safety and wellbeing of an individual, this includes but is not limited to the following:

  • All forms of abuse (physical, emotional, sexual and financial)
  • Neglect
  • Bullying (including cyber bullying)
  • Children missing education
  • Child sexual exploitation
  • Domestic violence
  • Drugs
  • Faith abuse
  • Female genital mutilation (FGM)
  • Forced marriage
  • Gangs and youth violence
  • Mental health
  • Preventing radicalisation
  • Relationship abuse
  • Sexting
  • Trafficking

As a college, we take measures to ensure that our safeguarding duty is being met. These measures include:

  • Having a clear policy and procedures in place
  • Having a team of specialist stay safe officers
  • Carrying out background checks on all employees
  • Encouraging staff and students to raise concerns
  • Taking all concerns seriously and acting upon them
  • Training all staff in safeguarding
  • Delivering tutorial sessions covering safeguarding topics

You can view our safeguarding policy

Luminate Safeguarding Children and Adults Policy 2022 – 2023

Report a concern

If you are a student at the University Centre and you are worried about yourself or a fellow student, please speak to a member of staff. They will pass this information onto the safeguarding team who can take further action. You can also use this ‘Report It’ form.