The University's school placement programme 'students into schools' offers schools the opportunity to access keen and proactive students to assist young people's learning and raise aspirations.

Since 2000, more than 5,000 Leeds undergraduates have participated in the programme, which aims to add value to the curriculum, assist in key areas such as literacy and numeracy, support learners on the C/D grade borderline and provide extra help for those with special educational needs or English as an additional language (EAL).

The programme is managed in two ways:

  • students into schools modules, which form part of a student's degree course and enable schools to draw upon the expertise and enthusiasm of our students in a particular subject
  • students into schools volunteering, which includes literacy and numeracy support, general classroom assistance, mentoring, out-of-school activities and EAL support

All students are DBS and reference checked and receive training from a range of education professionals in advance of starting their placements.

Most placements run for a minimum of 10 weeks from October to April. If your school has a specific need, not covered by the above, or you have an idea that you would like to develop with our students' support, we would like to hear from you.

Register your interest

Contact the students into schools team

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