University of Leeds

Institution Profile

Established in 1904

The University of Leeds is one of the largest universities in the UK. We’re part of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities and are renowned globally for the quality of our research and teaching.

Educational Engagement service - work with schools and colleges

We believe that all students with the potential to benefit from university should have an equal opportunity to do so, regardless of their background or personal circumstances.

In partnership with teams across the University, the Educational Engagement service works throughout the UK with schools and colleges to raise awareness of, and aspirations towards, higher education. Our aim is to widen access for under-represented groups, encouraging and supporting the brightest and best students progress to university and succeed in their studies and future careers. We offer an extensive programme of outreach initiatives and events which we deliver in schools, on campus and online to inspire and inform young learners about the variety of opportunities and routes open to them when considering, and applying to, university.

Our presentations and interactive workshops

Suitable for young learners in Year 7 to 13 can be held online, at the University, in schools and colleges and can be adapted to meet your needs. These include:

  • Student life
  • Benefits of higher education (HE)
  • Why choose Leeds?
  • Choosing a course and a university
  • Choosing post-16 options
  • Applying to competitive courses
  • Applying through UCAS
  • Preparing for HE: making the most of Year 12
  • Preparing for HE: transition to university
  • Interview skills for university
  • Choosing accommodation
  • Student finance
We’re passionate about offering young learners the opportunity to explore and get enthused about different subject areas; whether that is a topic they already enjoy at school, or something completely new. Our subject-specific activities incorporate the arts, health sciences, social sciences and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.



Get in touch

To request a talk, campus visit or other activity for your school or college please email the Education Outreach team on [email protected]

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Regional Contacts based at University of Leeds

Sarah Hill

Education Outreach Lead Officer

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At Leeds, you’ll gain new skills and experiences and take advantage of life-changing opportunities that will be invaluable to you, personally and professionally. You’ll be challenged to explore, question and discover, and join the next generation of independent critical thinkers – shaping the future world around you.

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