Accessing Support – Leeds Arts University

Chaplaincy services for the Leeds Arts University are located in the Emmanuel Centre, next to the Parkinson Building. The Chaplaincy is here for staff and students.

Chaplains are available for drop-in visits and for appointments, and we have a 24/7 phone service.

Use the Chaplaincy:

  • Whether you have a faith (Christian, Jewish, Muslim etc.) or have no religious beliefs.
  • When you need someone independent and confidential to talk to.
  • If you’re finding life difficult or you have a tricky decision to make.
  • If you have lost someone close to you.
  • If you want to explore spirituality.

We are here to support you pastorally, or in faith.

Chaplaincy Office: 0113 343 5071,


Lead Chaplain – Robin Fishwick

Emmanuel Centre Office G.10

0113 343 5073

Robin Fishwick first came to Emmanuel Church as a member of its choir in 1979. He was a Roman Catholic back then and became a Quaker in 1989, so he knows something about ecumenical diversity. He is the senior Quaker Chaplain and is also Co-ordinating Chaplain.

As well as Breathe, Robin is also involved in Unity Events and the Inspired Music Nights. Robin is also a keen environmentalist, a singer, songwriter, musician and ceilidh caller.

Robin serves as the Quaker representative on the committee of the Churches Higher Education Liaison Group.

Emmanuel Centre G.10

0113 343 5073

Photo of Robin Fishwick

You can choose to see Robin or any of our chaplains, or ask to be referred to an advisor of another faith. Call the main office on 0113 343 5071 to check availability or just drop in.

Other sources of help and support

Nightline is an anonymous, confidential, non-advisory telephone listening and information service run for students by trained student volunteers. Phone lines are open 8pm until 8am, every night of term time, including weekends.

0113 380 1381: Listening service

0113 380 1380: Information service

Click for the University’s webpage showing the full range of welfare services available.

Leeds Arts Union provides a range of advice for many situations that can affect your health and well-being.