Arts engagement

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

  • 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 

The Arts Educational Engagement team offer a programme of activities for schools across a range of arts and humanities subjects.  Sessions are available on campus or in your school and we also offer events in partnership with a variety of museums and galleries.  For full details of what we have on offer please email us at

Leeds Loves Project

The Leeds Loves Project offers free talks and workshops designed to inspire and encourage progress in the Arts and Humanities. Talks are delivered in schools by our specially trained Student Ambassadors, are offered in a range of subjects and are available to students in Key Stages 3, 4 and 5.

All sessions are interactive and informative covering the benefits of going to university, student life, careers and employability. Talks can also be designed to target key decision making stages including pre-GCSE and pre-A Level option talks.

Download the flyer. For more information please contact

ARTiculation Discovery Days

Our ARTiculation Discovery Days are designed to engage Key Stage 4 and 5 students with visual art. At these free workshops students will discover how individual artworks act as a catalyst for wider critical thinking whilst working together using a range of sources (articles, letters and interviews) to explore ideas and carry out research. By the end of the day, students will present their findings to a panel of curators and academics.  The content of the sessions is relevant to English, Art and History students. Contact for further information.

"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

Download the "Because I study a language" posters; April, Hollie and Iliana

Modern foreign language teacher resources

Classroom aids

We offer a set of 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.