COVID-19 UPDATE

LATEST NEWS

Officer Team contactable via email and social media

All LBSU staff contactable via email  

LBSU Helpdesks closed until further notice

Advice Service available online

The Hive closed until further notice

Most upcoming events have been cancelled

 

Your Students’ Union is here to help you in whatever way we can during these uncertain times. There are a number of different ways that you can raise concerns and queries with us so that we can help you get them resolved as quickly as possible. Your Officer Team is here to make sure your voices are being heard at the highest levels in the university and beyond, as well as to represent your collective interests, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch with them if you’re not sure where to turn.

 

If you are self-isolating or have been diagnosed, please contact studentwellbeing@leedsbeckett.ac.uk or telephone  0113 8128507.

 

UNION SERVICES

 
 

Officer Team

Your Offciers are working from home but are still contactable via email and social media channels.

Find their contact details here.

 

 
 

Helpdesks

Helpdesks at both campuses are closed until further notice.

We are operating digitally, however, and will be taking phone calls from 10:00 - 16:00 during the week on 0113 812 8400

You can also email us at su-helpdesk@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

 

 
 

Advice

For individual queries about how your own circumstances might be affecting your academic progression, your finances or your accommodation situation, you should contact the LBSU Advice Service by submitting your enquiry online at bit.ly/3bGJcap.

They can advise you on all options available to you. 

 

 
 

Societies & Volunteering

The Societies Team is working from home and still contactable via societies@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

We are asking student groups/societies to follow the Government’s guidance with their events and discourage social gatherings for the foreseeable future. Unfortunately, we won't be able to facilitate your events until the Government judges it safe to do so. We are still here to support you and your societies, and we will be making suggestions in the next few days about how you can keep your societies going whilst social distancing is in place. Societies have the potential to have a huge impact over the next few weeks in helping to fight loneliness and social isolation, so it’s important that they don’t shut down completely.

The Volunteering Team is working from home and still contactable via suvolunteering@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.

We've put together a programme of Volunteering opportunities you can do from the comfort of your own home. Check it out here.

 
 

Student Voice

Student Feedback & Academic Representation

If you or other students on your course are unsure about how any aspect of your course will be impacted by COVID-19, you can also raise these concerns to the university through your Course Rep, or through the online feedback form at bit.ly/2R4Mr3F. This form is primarily used by Course Reps to submit feedback but can be used by any student, especially if you are unable to get in touch with your Course Rep. To monitor responses to student feedback from your School or University services, please take a look at your School’s student feedback action plan here.

Our Student Voice team will then help to ensure that your concerns are directed to the most appropriate place.

The Student Voice & Insight team is still on hand between 10am and 4pm, Monday to Friday and can be contacted at studentvoice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

 

 
 

The Hive

The Hive is closed until further notice. 

 

 
 

Gigs

The following gigs have been cancelled or postponed:

The Cat Empire - 17 March *CANCELLED*
Louise Redknapp - 21 March *CANCELLED*
I Prevail - 26 March *POSTPONED*
Cigarettes After Sex - 27 March *POSTPONED*
The Barenaked Ladies - 01 April *POSTPONED*
The Slow Readers Club - 08 April *POSTPONED*

Find the bands’ full statement below:

The Cat Empire
‘’UK and Spain… Only 4 shows into the tour we are regretfully forced to cancel the rest of the dates due to international circumstances surrounding COVID-19. Check your emails today for information related to your refund, and please accept our sincerest apologies. Stay safe, look after yourselves and each other, and we will return to create more musical moments with you as soon as we can make it possible. May we all learn to live with less haste, less waste and more compassion during these crazy times. If you’re feeling low, put on our tunes and dance in your lounge-room.’’ 

Louise Redknapp
“Following the latest government advice, I have taken the decision to cancel the remainder of the shows on the Heavy Love Tour.  As soon as I have more details on some rescheduled dates, I promise you will be the first to know. For any ticket refunds please contact your point of purchase. In the meantime, please look after yourselves, and stay safe! Love Lou x’’ 

I Prevail
“It’s with heavy hearts that we have to announce the remainder of our UK & European tour has been postponed. Due to the global pandemic of COVID-19, the changing nature of travel policies and strict rules on social gathering in many countries, this is the best course of action to protect the safety of our fans, crew, and venue staff. We are working around the clock to set the rescheduled dates and will release that information as soon as possible. Standby for more info.”

Cigarettes After Sex
“Due to forces beyond our control, as well as the highest concern for everyone during this difficult time, we’re deeply saddened to announce that we won’t be able to embark on our tour of the UK & Europe that was set to begin next week. It’s a heartbreaking decision for us knowing how much we were looking forward to sharing our music with you again & that we won’t be able to this time due to the health & travel risks that exist currently. Hold on to your tickets if you can though, as we cannot wait to come back & see you & promise to let you know about every show that we can reschedule as soon as we know. We deeply apologize for any trouble or inconvenience this causes anyone. Love you dearly & miss you always...”

Barenaked Ladies
“Thank you all for your patience as we navigate through plans for our Spring tour of the UK. Due to the recent restrictions on both gatherings and travel and most importantly the health and safety of our fans, crew and local venue staff we are postponing our UK tour. We are in the process of rescheduling and will advise on dates ASAP. We are gutted not to be coming to play for our UK fans right now but we look forward to seeing you soon. Please take care of yourselves and your loved ones and please stay home, wash your hands and listen to BNL daily. Ed, Tyler, Kevin & Jim”

The Slow Readers Club
“Hello everyone. It’s with a heavy heart that we have to let you know that our forthcoming tour of the UK and Europe is now postponed. This includes this week’s shows at Night & Day and Hatch in Manchester and all scheduled instores. We are sure a lot of our fans will be as gutted as we are but everyone’s health has to come first and it would be irresponsible to continue. We know that people were looking forward to the shows and we understand that some of you saw them as a release from the shit situation the world finds itself in. However, this thing seems to have got the better of us all for the time being. We haven’t commented on the situation up to now as we’ve been waiting for all involved parties to come together to work out the best way forward. We’re sure you’re aware that this decision involves people’s livelihoods (not just us as the band) too so we wanted to be sure of everything before postponing. We are currently working on rescheduling all dates and will let you know as soon as we have any info.  All tickets currently remain valid while we arrange this. We know everyone has their own worries about this mad situation we’re in and the news about our tour isn’t really a big thing when all things are considered. Fortunately, we’ve not had to cancel the release of the album so that still goes ahead on Friday and we’re sure that your parcels will be delivered. It goes without saying that your support at this time means the world to us and hopefully the album brings a little joy in such a crap time. Thanks for your unrivalled support and understanding. Stay healthy.”

 

 
 

Other Union events

Most upcoming events have been cancelled or postponed.

Have a look on our Facebook page and our website for the most up to date information about postponed/cancelled events.

 

 

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