Ukraine Conflict

Arts SU are saddened by the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine. We recognise that this situation may affect many in our community of students in different ways.


Arts SU are aware of and are saddened by the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine and are monitoring the situation closely. We recognise that this situation may affect many in our community of students in different ways.

At times like this the Students’ Union can be a real source of support in a number of ways.

If the situation is likely to affect your university work or you have any concerns about Extenuating Circumstances, you can reach out to our independent advice service at and we will book an appointment or get back to you with information via email.

You can access self-help advice on our website at which may support your query. 

If you are facing financial difficulty, you can contact UAL Student Services here. They also offer out of hours emergency support and advice on immigration.

If you would like to discuss your mental health, the UAL Counselling, Health Advice and Chaplaincy can be accessed here. You can also call the counselling service on 02075146251.

For urgent support from the Counselling and Health Service call 020 7514 6426 during 10am-4.30pm Monday to Friday (term time) and ask to speak to the Duty worker or email

UAL take all reports of racism, bullying, harassment and sexual violence seriously and promote a safe and inclusive environment at the institution. If you see or experience any form of bullying or harassment you can report it anonymously through the Tell Someone process here.

Other resources: 

The Samaritans is a telephone, email and visitor service for anyone who needs a space to talk and they have a 24-hour confidential listening service.

Papyrus Hopeline UK is a confidential helpline for young people dealing with suicide, depression and emotional distress. If you are having thoughts of suicide or are concerned for someone who might be you can contact HOPELINEUK for confidential support and practical advice.

Kooth services are available online without a waiting list or any need for referral. Joining anonymously takes 1 minute and allows you access to live chat and messaging with British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy qualified mental health professionals, self-help resources and support from the community.

In a life-threatening emergency, or if you are actively suicidal call 999 immediately or go to your nearest Hospital Accident and Emergency dept.  

For housing enquiries, advice and support, you can contact Shelter via phone, web-chat and also through their online resources. They are open weekdays and weekends.

The Citizen’s Advice Bureau can help with a wide range of matters including benefits, money, work, housing and immigration. They have a variety of contact options from phone, live chat and in-person centres.

Whatever your circumstances, we want to remind ourselves to be kind to ourselves during these difficult times and to be tolerant to others. Take some time to prioritise mental wellbeing and practise self-care where you can.

We can be a real source of strength to each other in times of fear and loss in all parts of the world and it is crucial to support everyone regardless of their background, nationality or faith.


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