Accessing Support – Leeds Beckett University

The Chaplaincy is here for staff and students of Leeds Beckett University.

Chaplains are available for drop-in visits, 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,

Leeds Beckett University

Lead Chaplain

Revd. Tim Nicholls

Leeds Beckett Headingley campus, PRG13

0113 812 2010

“ I have just joined the Chaplaincy team as the Methodist Chaplain starting in September 2023. I am returning to Leeds, having read Theology and Religious Studies at the University between 1997-2000. I can well remember how exciting, but also daunting it was to leave home and move to a strange city. I loved being a student in Leeds, it is a great place to be a student, and I am thrilled to be able to offer something back to a City that gave me so much.

I was for 11 years running Charities and organisations tackling homelessness and extreme poverty in London. I trained for the Ministry at Wesley House in Cambridge. For the past ten years I have been the minister of churches in Wythenshawe, South Manchester and then in Canterbury, Kent.

As a chaplain, I am here for you, when you need a listening ear. I am available to offer pastoral care and support for students and staff and encourage them to explore what role faith, spirituality and worship might have in their lives.

The Chaplaincy spaces are safe places to build relationships with people of different faith traditions and none. They are centres for exploring justice, peace and solidarity.

I love to spend time watching cricket, playing golf badly, and reading History.

I am married to Hazel, who is a primary school teacher. We have one son, who is just starting at nursery.”


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

Other sources of help and support

Click for the University’s webpage showing the full range of support and wellbeing services available.

Wellbeing appointments can be booked online.

LBU’s Student Advice Service online and at City Campus in the student’s union provides a range of advice for many situations that can affect your health and wellbeing, including victim support and details of a 6 week course “Positive Minds”.