Redefining the Leeds Curriculum

What does the Leeds Curriculum mean to you?

Colleagues and students from across the University have been working together to refresh the Leeds Curriculum.

Learn about the work currently being undertaken and explore how you can get involved in applying the refreshed curriculum to learning at Leeds. 

The Leeds Curriculum refresh journey

The Leeds Curriculum is currently being refreshed to ensure that all students who leave the University are equipped with the relevant knowledge, understanding and attributes to face the major global challenges they may be faced with today. This refreshed Leeds Curriculum describes a student-facing perspective that links the institutional view of the Leeds Curriculum to the learning experience that all students should encounter during their time at Leeds. This refined Leeds Curriculum is focused around three core pillars:

  • Your course 
    Academic focus around the discipline and/or programme identity of the course, to provide students with exposure to our internationally recognised research and innovation, including maximising the benefit of collaborations and partnerships with industry, the commercial and cultural sectors and professional bodies. 

  • Your future 
    Personalised opportunities to develop the relevant literacies, skills, competencies and breadth of understanding, which are rooted within the discipline and/or programme identity, and are relevant to the needs and ambitions of the individual student. 

  • Our world 
    Open and authentic exposure to real-world examples that draw on the discipline and/or programme identity through research-based learning that address global challenges through empirical and inclusive enquiry. 

Learn more about the current development work in this video presentation from Professor James Pickering, Academic Director of the Learning Design Agency.

Start the conversation 

What does the refreshed Leeds Curriculum mean to students and staff in your school?

Download the full Schools Contextualisation Pack (Powerpoint presentation) to review the current Leeds Curriculum refresh journey and start discussing how your school can start embedding the refreshed approach to the Leeds Curriculum with your colleagues. 

In this blog by Professor James Pickering, learn more about the tangible changes and benefits the refreshed curriculum will have on Leeds student's learning experience.