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Response to the death of Mahsa Amini

We are deeply saddened and troubled by the recent death of Mahsa Amini who died in Iran last month, and the impact of the unrest that has followed since.

At Loughborough we support the fundamental rights of women across the globe, and we stand in opposition to all forms of gender-based violence. We are committed to ensuring all members of our community feel safe and comfortable at the University.  

If you are affected by these events, at any stage, there is support available for you as a student or staff member. 

Support available for students:  

  • Student Services (Email:, Tel: 01509 222765) offer a range of support, including mental health and wellbeing, and advice specifically for international students. The Student Wellbeing and Inclusivity team run specific support groups for students who are black or from ethnic minority backgrounds which can be accessed via the referral form here.   

  • The University Chaplaincy (Email:, Tel: 01509 223741) offers a space for quiet reflection. University Chaplains are here to listen, here to care and here to help all staff and students. No appointment is necessary.   

  • If you have experienced any form of harassment, discrimination or violence at the University please let us know through our online reporting tool or by contacting Security at any time on 01509 222141 or by visiting them at the Security Gatehouse by the main entrance. 

  • If you feel your studies are being affected, you can contact your Academic School and/or Personal Tutors so that we can provide the right support to you. If you wish, you can also submit an individual Mitigating Circumstances claim to explain how you have been impacted by recent events. More information on this can be found in the Student Handbook.  

Support for staff:  

  • The Staff Counselling Service is available to all University employees, giving you the opportunity to talk confidentially to a professionally trained person who is outside your immediate situation. Colleagues can also access support through our Employee Assistance Programme. More information on both of these services can be found on our HR website.

  • Counselling from an external provider is available for staff who are Black or from an ethnic minority background. To access this service, please email Diddy Elliot, Counselling Practice Lead – all details will be kept confidential.  

  • Should you need some time away, we would like to draw attention to our compassionate leave arrangements, including our specific policy for people experiencing trauma as a result of a protected characteristic.