We provide a range of presentations and interactive workshops for young learners in Year 7 - 13. These can be held at the University, in schools or colleges and can be adapted to meet your needs.

We also offer a programme of CPD workshops for teachers and advisors which can be delivered at your workplace at a time to suit you.

Our portfolio of sessions are detailed below. For further information or to request an activity, please contact the Education Outreach Team

Introduction to higher education

Audience - Year 7 to 9

Duration - 30 minute presentation or 60 minute interactive workshop

Presentation aimed to raise pupils’ awareness and aspirations of higher education (HE). The session explores the wide range of undergraduate courses available, the opportunities and benefits of HE.

University jargon buster

Audience - Year 7 to 13

Duration - 15 minute workshop

Interactive session introducing pupils to some of the commonly used terms and language employed in higher education. The session will work through a variety of definitions of terms including ‘lecture’, ‘module’ and ‘semester’.

Student life

Audience - Years 7 to 13

Duration - 30 minute presentation

Reflecting on their time at Leeds, current undergraduate and postgraduate students discuss their personal experiences at the University, talk about their decision making process and transition to HE.

Applying to competitive universities

Audience - Year 10 to 13

Duration - 30 minute presentation

This talk looks specifically at what makes competitive/research-intensive universities different to other institutions. We focus on what applications need in order to stand out, as well as explaining the usefulness of facilitating subjects.

Benefits of higher education

Audience - Year 10 to 11

Duration - 30 minute presentation or 60 minute interactive workshop

Session exploring the concept of going to university and the value of a higher education qualification. Aims to break down barriers, raise pupils' awareness and aspirations of HE.

Choosing A-levels

Audience - Year 10 to 11

Duration - 30 minute presentation

This talk focuses on the considerations that need to be made when selecting A-levels and what students need to know in order to choose the courses which are right for now, right for when they're applying to university and beyond.

Choosing a course and a university

Audience - Year 10 to 12

Duration - 30 minute presentation or 60 minute interactive workshop

A session looking at the tools and methods available for prospective students to make an informed decision about their university and course options.

Planning your future

Audience - Year 7 to 9

Duration - 30 minute presentation or 60 minute interactive workshop

Students have the opportunity to look at their options for the future and understand how their selection of GCSE and A-level subjects could affect their university course choices.

Learning styles and revision skills

Audience - Year 10 to 13

Duration - 60 minute interactive workshop

This session explores how students can maximise their work and revision through applying new methods and techniques. We focus on how students can improve their current approaches to study which will in turn prepare them for higher education.

Time management

Audience - Year 10 and 11 & Year 12 and 13

Duration - 60 minute interactive workshop

Adapted for two different age groups, this workshop looks at the different tools and techniques for managing time successfully. Students work in small groups to create realistic goals for themselves, prioritise important tasks and organise their time effectively.

Applying through UCAS

Audience - Year 12

Duration - 30 minutes

Understanding the UCAS application process from registration, completing the various sections, through to tracking applications, handling offers, confirmation, adjustment and clearing.

Preparing for HE: Making the most of Year 12

Audience - Year 12

Duration - 30 minutes

Talk focusing on the opportunities available in higher education and what pupils can be doing in Year 12 to prepare themselves for applying to university.

Preparing for HE: Moving on from Year 13

Audience - Year 12 and 13

Duration - 30 minute presentation or 60 minute interactive workshop

Session focusing on the transition to university and the steps that Year 13 pupils can take to prepare for undergraduate study and student life. Highlights the opportunities available to first year HE students and discusses possible challenges and realistic solutions.

Personal statements

Audience - Year 12 and 13

Duration - 30 minute presentation or 60 minute interactive workshop

Learn why personal statements are a crucial part of the UCAS application process. Students will consider real examples and receive tips on preparing their own. For those who have already started writing their statements there will be an opportunity for them to be checked by our staff on the day.

Choosing accommodation

Audience - Year 12 and 13

Duration - 30 minute presentation or 60 minute interactive workshop

Modern, catered, self-catered, on campus, off campus. Learn more about student accommodation options at Leeds. Additional interactive workshops are available.

Why choose Leeds?

Audience - Year 12 and 13

Duration - 30 minute presentation

An introduction to the University of Leeds. Find out more about the course choices, facilities, opportunities and support for students choosing to study here.

Making the most of UCAS fairs and open days

Audience - Year 12 and 13

Duration - 30 minute presentation

An overview of what happens at UCAS fairs and undergraduate open days. The aim is to help students plan their visits to ensure they make the most of the experience and the opportunities available.

Interview skills for university

Audience - Year 12 and 13

Duration - 30 to 60 minutes

A session to prepare prospective students for selection interviews, focusing on why universities interview, what to expect and the dos and don’ts on the day. Current undergraduates who have been through the university interview process share their experiences.

Student finance

Audience - Year 7 to Year 13

Duration - 30 minute presentation or 60 minute interactive workshop.

An introduction to student finance including fees, loans, bursaries and scholarships. The extended session includes an interactive budgeting activity and top tips from current students on how to manage money at university.

Benefits of HE: A graduate's perspective

Audience - Year 12 and 13

Duration - 20 minute presentation

A Leeds graduate talks about their university experience, their career and how their time at university has enhanced their employability.