Lancaster University offers support to those affected by events in Ukraine

The university is ‘deeply saddened and worried by the situation in Ukraine’

Lancaster University has offered support to all who have been affected by the terrible events in Ukraine.

Following Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, missile strikes have been carried out against Ukrainian infrastructure, residents have had to seek shelter in places like the underground metro. Many have attempted to leave the country where possible.

The university has said that they are “deeply saddened and worried by the situation in Ukraine, and our thoughts are with anyone who has been affected by these terrible events.”

The university has recommended that both staff and students make use of the support available to them.

Students can access Wellbeing, Visa and Funding teams, which can be reached by the university’s Student and Education Services page. On the Students’ Union page, information has been made available about the assistance offered by colleges and the academic department.

There is also an explanation of financial support available to students and how to request access on the student portal. Staff who wish to access this page can do so here.

Staff have been advised to discuss available support with their manager and HR partner initially.

Additionally, staff can contact the Employee Assistance Programme, which provides support in several areas.

Both students and staff can approach the University’s Chaplaincy, which offers pastoral to all faiths and none.

Vice-Chancellor Andy Schofield has said that support is available for everyone in our Lancaster University community.

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