We understand that the current situation surrounding the Covid 19 pandemic has led to a lot of students feeling anxious and as your Students’ Union, we are here to provide support at this time.
We will attempt to answer to any questions that you might have as quickly as possible and we can reassure you that we will work with the University and other partners to address issues you are experiencing.
Below you can find our updates and relevant services signposting. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us or with the University through their dedicated Covid19 email address if you have any questions.
University of Leicester Covid19 Information
The University has brought together all relevant information for both staff and students on a dedicated Covid-19 website. This contains all of the latest updates, information and communications sent out to students, including FAQs across various areas, such as accomodation, graduation, visas, examinations and assessments and much more.
If you have a question related to Covid-19, please check the main University Covid-19 page, the University’s FAQ’s section, or contact the dedicated email address (email@example.com)
What is your Students' Union doing to support you?
Your Executive Officers and SU staff are meeting with the University on a daily basis to make sure everything that can be done for students, is being done. Key questions have been asked on assessments, safety, racism and steps that could be taken to make sure the University is working for you.
Please contact the Executive Officers) if you have any questions you’d like them to ask on your behalf.
We recognise this is a difficult time for many, particularly without key social and support communities around us, and we would like to reassure you that your Students’ Union is still operational online. We will continue to offer the majority of our services in a virtual space.
We will be showcasing some of the amazing things student groups are doing online and we will be hosting talks, quizzes and sharing curated playlists for you to enjoy.
Leics Quarantine & Chill
We are currently releasing twice-weekly episodes of our Podcast called Leics Quarantine & Chill - this is available on Spotify.
It features our Students' Union Staff, Executive Officer Team and Student Groups.
If you are interested in appearing on this podcast, you can contact us with any ideas you may have for future episodes as we'd love to hear them.
Leics Quarantine: Facebook Group
We have a Facebook page of the same name whereby students and staff can share content to make their time in isolation much more enjoyable.
Anyone can post in this group, and it is open for you and your friends to join.
If you have any suggestions on what you’d like to see on in this space or have an idea on an activity you’d like to run, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Supporting our Students in Halls
During the Covid-19 outbreak, the Safety Bus will be offering support to students, especially those who are self-isolating.Do you need a Click&Collect order to be delivered, a prescription to be collected, a letter to be posted? Let us know what you need via the form available online, and someone will be in touch shortly to discuss arrangements. Two metres distance will be maintained at all times
Online De-Stress 27 April - 22 May 2020
We have put together a month of online activities to help you de-stress and keep you as calm as possible through this challenging time. Live yoga sessions every week, revision and study tips, wellbeing challanges are just a few of the activities we have in store for you. For more information visit our Online De-Stress page.
If you are interested in volunteering during these unprecedented times, either within your close community or within wider local and national projects and charities, we are frequently updating our volunteering page which can be found here
Exec Officers Q&A
The Students’ Union holds weekly live Q&A sessions with our Executive Officers where you are able to ask any questions about your current experiences as a student. They take place on Tuesdays at 4.00pm on our Instagram Channel.
A summary of the recent live sessions can be found here
Advice and Support
Service update available here
If you have booked on to any training or Peer Mentoring sessions, unfortunately these have now been cancelled, and all external Advice Clinics will no longer be running.
Our Support Team have advised that if you require any assistance, the following people can be contacted:
- Turning Point 24/7 - 0808 800 3302
- Victim First - 0800 953 9595
We are extremely disappointed to hear of cases of racism against Chinese and/or East Asian students on campus here at Leicester. We are sorry that students on this campus have been subject to this as it contravenes the University’s very own Dignity and Respect policy which every student signs up to.
We have raised this with the University Executive Board to tackle any cases of racism in the name of dignity and respect and reassure our students on campus. In the meantime, if there are any concerns surrounding this, we would encourage you to refer to the University’s report and support website.
If you have any questions about how to study remotely, these can be answered by accessing the University’s website.