Members of our community will have seen the distressing news from Sudan, where fighting has claimed the lives of over 180 people and injured 1,800 more, according to United Nations reports, and threatened the safety and security of thousands across the country.

We offer our deepest sympathies to all those affected. Our thoughts are with those who have lost loved ones and those who are concerned about family members, friends or colleagues.

UK Government advice is that if you need urgent help call +249 (0)156 775500 (available 24/7). If you’re in the UK and worried about a British person in Sudan, call 020 7008 5000 (24/7, 365 days a year).

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) has also updated their travel advice webpages for Sudan. Please remember all staff and students planning international travel on University business are expected to follow University travel guidance.

Support is available for members of our University community if you have been affected by these events.

Support for students

Any students affected are invited to The International Student Group drop-in at Esther Parkin every Thursday, 12.30-2pm.

Support is available for students through:

Support for staff

Support is available for staff members through:

If you are a staff member who is concerned about a student who may have been affected, please call 01225 384321.