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Temporary closure of University Centre Leeds

We are taking temporary measures to address concerns about coronavirus. Our priority is our staff and students and we have made the difficult but necessary decision to close University Centre Leeds from 3pm on Friday 20 March.

We will be facilitating the continuation of all learning electronically using Google Classroom and other digital platforms. Your teacher will have provided all the details you need to continue your learning remotely and can be contacted directly via Google Hangouts or email.

Some of our provisions have already started working remotely, so if that includes your course, please continue your studies as instructed.

If you think you might have coronavirus or if you have been in close contact with someone who has, please follow the government and NHS advice. Further information can be found here.

We understand that this is an unsettling time for us all. Below are some useful links if you are struggling with your mental health:

https://www.mindmate.org.uk/

https://www.mindwell-leeds.org.uk/

https://www.leedsmind.org.uk

We look forward to seeing you back at college soon.

Yours sincerely,

Janet Faulkner

Dean of Higher Education


A message to applicants from the Dean of Higher Education

I would like to provide some reassurance in the light of the announcements in the last few days by the government, by the exam boards, and by UCAS.

You have worked hard for your qualifications, and I know that you do not want to see them devalued by being disregarded in the admissions process.

We will review each application to ensure that no student is disadvantaged due to these unprecedented circumstances.

The Office for Students has issued clear guidance that institutions should not make unconditional offers and we are following their instruction.  Please be assured that we will review each application to ensure that no student is disadvantaged due to these unprecedented circumstances.

Whilst we cannot give unconditional offers, we want to give you reassurance regarding your place on your chosen course.  The release of results in July means there will be additional time for us to assess your situation and review your application if you believe the new arrangements have not fairly represented your ability.  Please contact us at any time to discuss your application and your results.

If you already have results from previous academic years,  this will not affect you and we will be able to finalise your offer immediately.

I would like to assure you that we will do everything we can to support you in your progression to higher education, but in the meantime, please look after yourselves and stay healthy.

Janet Faulkner

Dean of Higher Education