Spotlight on key topics

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Spotlight on Access to Leeds

The Access to Leeds programme is for students wishing to study an undergraduate degree with us, but their background means they are less likely to attend university. It could offer them the chance to study an undergraduate degree with reduced entry requirements than those listed on our course pages, for example, ABB instead of AAA. You can check if your child is eligible for the Access to Leeds scheme on the Am I eligible? page

If you believe your child is eligible and they want to apply, applications will open in late September 2021 for 2022 entry. We recommend that your child applies around the same time as they submit their UCAS application. If their application is successful, it will be passed on to the relevant admissions team who will consider any supporting information alongside their UCAS application. More information about applying can be found on the How to apply page.

You will see that we ask our Access to Leeds applicants to complete an online module and your child will need to successfully complete both parts to remain eligible. This is nothing to be worried about

The online module is designed to support students in the transition to undergraduate study, rather than being an entry “test”. It has an incredibly high pass rate.

By engaging with the module, your child will be getting a head-start on using the systems specific to the University of Leeds that they will use as an undergraduate, helping them become familiar with accessing material and content in a higher education setting. 

All Access to Leeds students will receive ongoing support throughout their time as an undergraduate via the Plus Programme.