Support for our community affected by the conflict in the Middle East

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It is shocking and distressing to see the impact of the current conflict in the Middle East. Our thoughts are with everyone affected at this worrying time.

SUBU’s primary concern is to support every member of our community who may have been directly or indirectly impacted by the events of the past few days.

Please see below some of the support services available and share them with those you feel could benefit.

  • You can contact our dedicated SUBU Advice team, which provides independent, non-judgemental and confidential advice and practical support to students.
  • If you need emotional support from a trained advisor, you should access BU’s 24/7 Student Assistance Confidential Phoneline by calling 0800 028 3766.
  • Our campus has 24/7 security coverage.
  • If you find yourself in an emergency situation on campus, please call 01202 962222 from a mobile or 222 from an internal landline.
  • For off campus emergencies call 999.
  • Additional support services around faith, belief and bereavement, including quiet spaces for prayer, and a listening ear, regardless of whether you have faith or not are available from BU’s Faith and Reflection Service.
  • We know that it may be difficult to focus on your studies at this time. If you are struggling with academic work, you should first talk to your personal tutor, who will be able to offer support and advice.
  • Our SUBU Advice team can also guide on Exceptional Circumstances and Financial support for those who experience sudden, unexpected difficulties that may affect their academic performance.


Lastly, a reminder to our community:

Any and all forms of racism, antisemitism, islamophobia, discrimination, and abuse have no place in our University and Students’ Union.

If you witness or experience any form of abuse, we urge you to be an active bystander to safely intervene and use BU’s Report Tool to report incidents.

Your Full-Time Officers - Chike, Norah Valerie, Holly & Fatima