While our thoughts are obviously with those directly affected, we are also mindful of the impact these events may have on our university community, and in particular our Muslim students and staff, and those with connections to New Zealand.

We encourage anyone who has been affected by the events today to seek support from our services, including our Student Wellbeing Service, the Islamic Society and for staff the Employee Assistance Programme.

The Students' Union have also released a statement about the events in collaboration with the Islamic Society, which you can read here.