Student Welfare

What does the Student Welfare Team do?

We’re here to help you. If we can’t answer your query, we’ll help you contact the right person or agency, or we’ll speak or write to them on your behalf.  We provide information, guidance and/or advice on: applying for our courses, funding and finance, accommodation, counselling and welfare, disability support, sexual health and any other student related issue. 

How to get in touch

You will find the team at the Blenheim Walk building, Mondays to Fridays from 9.00am to 4.30pm. Alternatively, call 0113 202 8111 or get in touch via the Contact Us form. A direct number and an email address for our team members appears below.

You can also see us at our Vernon Street building from 9.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday, except Wednesday when we close at 12.30pm.

For the Students' Union contact:

Tel: 0113 202 8296


What is available?

The Student Welfare Team offers information, advice and guidance on a wide variety of subjects, including:

Our students also have access to Togetherall, an online service that provides support for those with anxiety, depression and other common mental health issues.

Welfare and financial guidance

The term 'welfare' covers a range of issues relating to awards and grants and health; in fact, anything which may affect your well-being or prevent you from making the most of your time at the University. Speaking with someone in Student Welfare may make your difficulties easier to resolve.

Counselling service

Counselling and therapy can help when you are feeling anxious, angry, overwhelmed and confused, sad or just ‘not yourself’. The process can help with how you feel about yourself and how you relate to others.
Sessions last for 45 mins and are usually weekly or fortnightly. Call for an initial chat and we can arrange our first meeting.

Both our counsellors are professionally trained and have extensive experience at working with students and belong to relevant counselling/therapy professional bodies.

To book an appointment with the counselling service contact Student Welfare on 0113 202 8111 or email on

Care Leavers and Looked-After Young People

Leeds Arts University is committed to supporting young people from a care background going on to study at the University. Further details can be found through the following link.