Arts engagement

Arts Educational Engagement offers a wide range of activities based around their core subject areas which include:

  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Cinema and Photography
  • Classics
  • Communications and Media
  • Design
  • English Language and Literature
  • Fine Art, History of Art, Cultural Studies and Museum Studies
  • History
  • History of Science, Medicine and Technology
  • Languages (French, German, Spanish and ab initio)
  • Music
  • New Media
  • Philosophy
  • Theatre and Performance
  • Theology and Religion 

School Outreach Programmes 2016/17

Discover the range of events and activities we are offering Key Stage 3 - Key Stage 5 students.  Sessions are available on campus, at your school and at our partner galleries.  Full details and how to book an activity can be found in our guides:

"Because I study a language..."

... is a set of fun and inspiring resources for use in schools, designed to encourage students to think about the experiences and opportunities linked to language learning. We asked undergraduates from the University of Leeds, the University of Sheffield and York St John University to tell us about an experience of theirs, made possible by studying a language.  We have brought together some of the best responses in a slideshow which aims to provoke students to think: "What if I studied a language".   The presentation can be set up on a loop and used in languages classrooms, on school websites and during language/culture immersion days.

Download the "Because I study a language.." presentation

Fine Art Degree Show competition

Would your key stage 5 students like to see their artwork displayed at the University's 2017 Fine Art Degree Show?  As part of the annual celebration event, we are encouraging schools to get involved in our 'So What of the Future' art competition. A selection of winners will have their work exhibited alongside the creations of our final year art students.  All entrants will be invited to a private view of the show on Thursday 22 June, which will include graduate-led art workshops. The deadline for entries is Monday 15 May. For full details, please download the competition brief

Modern foreign language teacher resources

Classroom aids

We are pleased to introduce a set of new materials for A level teachers of French, German and Spanish. The new resources offer guidance to those teaching film and literature as part of the new A-level curricula. We hope these classroom aids will prove useful as schools transition to teaching the new qualifications.

CPD Films

We have developed a collection of films Teaching Foreign Languages to support those who will be delivering the new A levels in French, German and Spanish. Dr Matthew Treherne, Head of the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies introduces the series.

View the collection of films

Transcripts for each of the films are available to download: French Film, French Literature, German Film, German Literature, Spanish Film, Spanish Literature and the Film Series Introduction

Each of our academics have offered advice, notes and suggested texts for teaching literature and film to A level language students.

Contact us

For further information on how we can support teaching in schools or to book a places on any of our subject-specific activities, please email the Arts Engagement Team or phone 0113 3437640.