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
Support is available for students through:
Our “Be Well - Talk Now” service provides free, confidential advice and support by phone, video call or live chat from anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. From within the UK, please call 0808 196 8046. From outside the UK, please call +44 3 307771499, or visit our webpages for more information and the live chat link.
Help is also available from The SU’s Advice and Support Centre.
Support for staff
Support is available for staff members through:
The Education Support Partnership is an independent counselling service. They provide a 24/7 telephone and email helpline. You can contact them directly by phoning 08000 562561 or by emailing email@example.com.
You may wish to speak with your line manager or HR contact
If you are a staff member who is concerned about a student who may have been affected, please call 01225 384321.