Everyone at UCFB is shocked and saddened by the events in Manchester last night, and our sincere thoughts are with the friends and family of those who have been affected by this tragedy.

Today we stand together with the great people and emergency services of this brilliant city, and with the wider UCFB family who we hope are safe and well.

Any students who were at Manchester Arena or are concerned by last night’s events can talk privately with the UCFB pastoral care team at any time by calling 0786 7170 266 or emailing studentservicesetihad@ucfb.com.

Greater Manchester Police have also opened a help centre at the Etihad Stadium, at gate 11, for anyone who needs additional assistance.