JumpStart taster course

Not sure if university’s for you? Try JumpStart, a free short course for adult learners.

JumpStart offers a fun and immersive experience of being within a higher education setting. It’s designed to fit around your other commitments and build the skills, understanding and confidence in yourself as a learner that you’ll need for university. 

On the course you’ll have the chance to: 

  • explore a range of subject areas 
  • develop essential study skills to take the fear out of academic study 
  • gain knowledge to make informed choices about your next steps in education and/or work. 

JumpStart is held every Wednesday evening from 5–7pm for a total of eight weeks, with two additional daytime sessions on Saturdays. The next course will be starting in October 2024.

Apply for JumpStart

Apply at any time for one of our upcoming courses.

Thank you JumpStart. You helped me grow in my knowledge and made my view of the future clear. I feel more confident to take the next step forward to study now.


If you’d like to speak with a member of the JumpStart team, please email Fiona Chapel, Development Officer, at f.chapel@leeds.ac.uk.