CPD conferences and webinars

EPQ Teachers' Conference 2020

In collaboration with the University of Southampton, we are hosting an EPQ conference for teachers and advisors. The conference will run at the University of Southampton on Thursday 18 June and at the University of Leeds on Tuesday 23 June.  Each location will provide the same programme, which will cover: social mobility; embedding the EPQ/HPQ into your school culture; marking and moderating; dispelling myths about artefacts; and a session designed specifically to support new practitioners. 

Full details of the conference can be found in the event programme.

To register your place, please complete the relevant online booking form:

University of Leeds EPQ Conference

University of Southampton EPQ Conference


CPD Webinars

Our monthly webinars cover a diverse range of topics; subject specific workshops, competitive admissions, alternative routes to university and student employability. All are designed to provide you, and in turn your students, with an enhanced understanding of applying to university. 

Why study a natural science degree?  |  Wednesday 18 March 2020, 15:30 GMT

What is a natural sciences degree?  What is studied?  And why is this programme increasing in popularity with talented STEM students?  Dr Paul Beales, Associate Professor and Programme Manager for Natural Sciences, explores this versatile course which allows students to study more than one STEM subject at degree level.  Attendees will also learn more about our entry requirements, the selection process and hear from current natural sciences undergraduates, following different pathways, who will share their experiences of studying the subject at Leeds. Register to attend.

BTECs: HE entry requirements and academic skills  |  Wednesday 29 April 2020, 16:00 GMT

Equip yourself with the knowledge to support your BTEC students for Higher Education . This webinar will provide teachers and advisors with an overview of the University of Leeds requirements for our undergraduate degree programmes. It will also include information and advice on the core skills needed to be successful at university and to ensure a smooth transition from school/college to the HE academic environment. Register to attend.

Gateway to Medicine | Wednesday May 13 2020, 15:30 GMT

Do you have students wishing to pursue a Medicine degree but who have experienced disadvantage or educational disruption affecting their predicted grades?  At the University of Leeds we know that finding a place to study Medicine can be challenging and very competitive.  To open access and help more widening participation applicants enter the field of Medicine, we have launched a new Gateway to Medicine course. This webinar will provide an overview of the new pathway including; entry requirements, the selection process, course content and  progression onto MBChB Medicine. Register to attend.

Archived webinars

Alternative routes to medicine

This webinar explores the different pathways of entry to our Medicine degree programme and includes an overview of our new Gateway Access route – which involves a foundation year before joining the standard MBChB programme. View the recording.

Routes into nursing

This webinar explores the developing role and education of nursing, and looks at the different pathways of entry to our degree programmes. As the profession is evolving to meet the challenges of the 21st century, we offer advice on the choices your students can be making if they are considering a future career in nursing. View the recording.

The Plus Programme: targeted support for under-represented students

The University's Plus Programme provides targeted, on course support to students from under-represented groups, with the aim of building confidence, creating a sense of belonging and facilitating access to support services across the University. View the recording.

Preparing your students for their medicine interview

The School of Medicine's Admissions Team provide an overview on the types of interviews and interview questions your students can expect, and how best they can prepare for this stage of the selection process. View the recording.

Leeds admissions: demystifying the selection process

Learn about the admissions process at Leeds, how we assess your students' applications, the facts, the common misconceptions and how you can help maximise your students' chances of securing a place at the University. View the recording.

Applying to Medicine

For those of you who have students applying to medicine, this webinar will provide an overview of the selection process at Leeds including; shortlisting, interview, and offer making. It will also signpost useful local and national resources including admissions tests. View the recording.

Alternative admissions: the Access to Leeds scheme

Find out more about Access to Leeds (A2L), our undergraduate widening access scheme which allows us to identify the best possible applicants regardless of background. Our panellists will discuss: how the scheme works, who is eligible, the application process and the financial support packages available. View the recording.

Admissions interviews and portfolio inspections

In this session our admissions specialists discuss why they interview, the different formats used for different courses, what candidates can expect on the day and how students can best prepare for their one-to-one, group interview or portfolio inspection. Example questions and scenarios will be explored and what then happens after the interview. View the recording.