“The University of Brighton is proud to be an international institution, and I know all of our community has been profoundly shocked and saddened by the terrible situation unfolding in Ukraine. Our hearts and thoughts go out to all those affected.
“Our first priority has been the wellbeing of students and colleagues who may be personally affected. We are in direct contact to offer our support.
“Many of you will be feeling deeply anxious and concerned, and I realise that these terrible events come hard on the heels of the pandemic. We are a community characterised by strong relationships, and the support that we have given each other through the pandemic has proven this. I am sure that many of us are now calling on these, to try and process our thoughts and feelings about these more recent events. I also want to remind you of the wellbeing support that is there for everyone who may wish to use it, and encourage you to use the resources available.
“I know that colleagues are keen to help, and many of us are already involved in doing so. For those of you who wish to offer support, Brighton & Hove City Council has listed a summary of guidance and appeals from local and national organisations.
“We are proud to be an inclusive and diverse university, and those values become even more important in the face of adversity. Please continue to show kindness and compassion to all those around you, and support each other through these difficult times.”
Professor Debra Humphris
Vice-Chancellor, University of Brighton