After you get your Access to Leeds offer, you will be asked to complete an online module which consists of two parts – study skills and a subject assignment.

You must successfully complete both parts to be eligible for your Access to Leeds course offer.

  • Both parts are designed to help you prepare for study at university and are at an equivalent academic level to your year 13 studies. 
  • The module is delivered online through the University's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), so you can complete it at your own pace. You can also access support through the VLE, including all the study resources you need and you can submit your assignments.
  • You have around six weeks to complete each part of the module.
  • You don't need to come to the University of Leeds to complete the programme. Everything is done online, so you will need internet access.

Before joining I thought the benefits were simply helping me get into university with lower grades, however I know now that it is much more than that; it helps you prepare for university life.

Jack Jepson

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Study skills

This is a series of online workshops designed to prepare you for university study. They include; writing skills, referencing and critical reading. The study skills are launched towards the end of March, and you will have around six weeks to complete them.

You can complete this in the way that best suits your learning style – you can log in and work through the activities when it is convenient for you. Study skills are tested with a short multiple choice quiz, taken when you are confident in the skills which you have developed.

Suggested study time: 6-8 hours

Subject assignment

This is normally a short assignment (1250 words), project or test focusing on your chosen subject area. It is designed to help you develop relevant subject skills before you start your course.

If you are taking the assignment you will receive guidance from a University tutor who will set and mark your work and provide feedback. Assignment titles are released at the end of May and you will have approximately six weeks to complete this. 

Please note that this component of the module may be subject to change as we continue to adapt to the circumstances surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.

Suggested study time: 16-20 hours