HE talks and workshops

Our presentations and interactive workshops for young learners in Year 7 - 13 can be held at the University, in schools or colleges and can be adapted to meet your needs.

Student life

Audience - Years 7 to 13

Duration - 30 minute presentation

Reflecting on their time at Leeds, current undergraduate and postgraduate students discuss their personal experiences at the University, talk about their decision making process and transition to HE.

Benefits of higher education

Audience - Year 7 to 11

Duration - 30 minute presentation or 60 minute interactive workshop

Session exploring the concept of going to university and the value of a higher education qualification. Aims to break down barriers, raise pupils' awareness and aspirations of HE.

Why choose Leeds?

Audience - Year 11 to 13

Duration - 30 minute presentation

An introduction to the University of Leeds. Find out more about the course choices, facilities, opportunities and support for students choosing to study here.

Choosing a course and a university

Audience - Year 10 to 12

Duration - 30 minute presentation or 60 minute interactive workshop

A session looking at the tools and methods available for prospective students to make an informed decision about their university and course options.

Choosing Post-16 options

Audience - Year 10 to 11

Duration - 30 minute presentation

Encourages students to think ahead to their university options.  The session explores selecting the right programmes of study for them and for applying to university.

Applying to competitive courses

Audience - Year 10 - 13

Duration - 30 minute presentation

This talk looks specifically at the difference between popular and competitive courses and explores the reasons why some courses are more competitive than others.  We focus on what applications need in order to stand out, as well as looking at the steps admissions tutors take during the selection process.

Learning styles and revision skills

Audience - Year 10 to 13

Duration - 30 minute presentation or 60 minute interactive workshop

This session explores how students can maximise their work and revision through applying new methods and techniques. We focus on how students can improve their current approaches to study which will in turn prepare them for higher education.

Applying through UCAS and personal statements

Audience - Year 12 and 13

Duration - 30 minute presentation or 60 minute interactive workshop

Helps students understand the UCAS application process from registration, completing the form, through to tracking applications, handling offers, confirmation, adjustment and clearing.  Using real examples, we will explore the dos and don'ts of writing a personal statement and discuss why the statement forms such a crucial part of the UCAS application process.

Preparing for HE: Making the most of Year 12

Audience - Year 12

Duration - 30 minute presentation or 60 minute interactive workshop

Talk focusing on the opportunities available in higher education and what pupils can be doing in Year 12 to prepare themselves for applying to university.

Preparing for HE: Transition to university

Audience - Year 12 and 13

Duration - 30 minute presentation or 60 minute interactive workshop

Session focusing on the transition to university and the steps that post-16 pupils can take to prepare for undergraduate study and student life. Highlights the opportunities available to first year university students and discusses possible challenges and realistic solutions.

Interview skills for university

Audience - Year 12 and 13

Duration - 30 minute presentation or 60 minute interactive workshop

Prepares prosepctive students for selection interviews.  We focus on why universities interview, the different types of interviews, how to prepare, and the dos and don'ts on the day.  Our interactive workshop enables students to practice mock interview questions.

Choosing accommodation

Audience - Year 12 and 13

Duration - 30 minute presentation or 60 minute interactive workshop

There is a variety of university accommodation available to students.  Catered? Self-catered? On or off campus?  We explore how to choose and how to apply.

Student finance

Audience - Year 11 to Year 13

Duration - 30 minute presentation or 60 minute interactive workshop.

An introduction to student finance including fees, loans, bursaries and scholarships. The extended session includes an interactive budgeting activity and top tips from current students on how to manage money at university.

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In 2017/18 we worked with 942 schools and colleges, reaching over 130,871 learners. Download our annual report 2017/18 to find out more.