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