Access to Leeds module

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 Minerva, the University's Virtual Learning Environment, so you can complete it at your own pace. You can also access support through Minerva, including all the study resources you need and you can submit your assignments.
  • The module will be delivered between April and July 2023.
  • 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

Read Access to Leeds student Jack Jepson's profile.

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 at the beginning of April.

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.

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.

Throughout the assignment you will receive guidance from a University tutor who will set and mark your work and provide feedback. Assignment titles are normally released in June and any workload can be managed around A-Level studies.