The Vice-Chancellor has written to the University community with her response to the abhorrent wave of violence unleashed by the Russian government through its invasion of Ukraine.
Condemning it the strongest possible terms, Professor Simone Buitendijk writes: “This unprovoked act of war goes against everything that a humane, civilised and democratic society stands for and therefore, by extension, everything that this University stands for.
“It is essential that we continue to be guided by our values at this time, recognising that there will be many parts of our internal and broader community that will be affected by the appalling actions of the Putin regime, both directly and indirectly, and that they need our support.”
Read our statement on the Russian invasion of Ukraine, in full.
Support for students and staff
- Information on our For Students site about support available in response to world events, includes Leeds University Union links and information about the University Chaplaincy, counselling and wellbeing and visas.
- For staff, there is information about occupational health services, counselling and psychological support and support for international colleagues.
Colleagues directly affected by the situation in Ukraine should contact the HR International Team for UK immigration or via support at InternationalHR@leeds.ac.uk.
Further advice can be found on the Government website.