What's on at our Open Days?

Open Days are the first step in your journey to university. They’re the best way to learn more about your course, explore our campus and find out about student life at Leeds.

Our 2023 Open Days have now finished. If you couldn’t make it to one of our Open Days this year, but would like to receive further information from us, please register for updates to find out more about life at Leeds.

University life and top tips  

At our Open Days, you can expect a packed programme of University talks repeated throughout the day, covering topics ranging from accommodation to study abroad, career development to contextual admissions and financial support.  


Find out about our accommodation choices, how to apply and the allocation process.

Access to Leeds

Find out more about our contextual admissions scheme. Our Access to Leeds scheme is aimed at prospective applicants who want to study an undergraduate degree with us, but their background means they are less likely to attend university. It could offer you the chance to study an undergraduate degree with lower entry requirements if you meet the eligibility criteria.

Introducing Leeds

Begin your journey with us in the Great Hall, the place you will graduate, by joining us at our flagship talk to discover more about life in Leeds. Listen to a conversation with one of our students, giving you the chance to hear what it means to live and study here.

Languages for All

Find out more about studying a language ‘discovery’ module as part of your degree.

Study Abroad, Work Experience and Careers Support

Our Student Opportunity teams will talk you through the wide-range of international and UK-based opportunities to develop the skills, attributes and knowledge that will support you to achieve your individual aspirations and complement your academic studies. This includes work placements, studying abroad, careers support, internships, volunteering, research and leadership programmes and much more.

Parents and Carers

Find out more about how you can support your child through the higher education process.

Student Finance

Find out what costs you can expect at university, how to apply for student finance and what financial support is available.

UCAS Top Tips

The UCAS application process and advice on making a successful application. 

Your Sporting Experience at Leeds

Find out more about our facilities and discover social sport, performance, scholarships, leadership and academic opportunities. 

Subject talks  

Join a subject talk where academic leaders and current students will discuss why Leeds is a great place to study your chosen course. Find out about the incredible learning opportunities and high-quality research facilities Leeds has to offer.  

Drop-in sessions 

Drop-in sessions are a great chance to talk about your course in depth. Ask subject specialists your questions and chat to current students about their favourite modules.

Many sessions also offer hands-on activities or demonstrations. Often, they take place in the building where you will be taught as an undergraduate.    

Most departments offer a drop-in session throughout the day. You can book your place in advance or just come at a time that suits you. 

Taster lectures 

Our academics’ globally recognised research feeds directly into their teaching, so you’ll benefit from the latest knowledge and thinking. 

Attend a taster lecture to experience first-hand the excellent teaching our students receive.

Tours, viewings and open houses

Leeds has a wide range of learning and research resources including the historic Brotherton Library, as well as state-of-the-art laboratories, and an award-winning students’ union. 

Take a closer look at some of these facilities with a short tour:

These tours will run at regular intervals throughout the day between 9am–4pm and don’t need to be booked in advance.

Some departments also offer tours on Open Days. These include the chance to see labs and teaching spaces. Pre-booking for department tours is essential.

Information Fair 

Get advice, ask questions and speak to a range of staff from University student services such as Finance, Disability Services and Contextual Admissions at the Information Fair in the Parkinson Building.

You’ll also be able to find out more about opportunities to grow, such as studying aboard and student placements, and speak to staff about living in University accommodation.

The Information Fair does not need to be booked in advance. 

Explore campus 

Our campus setting means you’ll quickly feel part of our friendly, welcoming and diverse community. It’s a home away from home, a place to make new friends and settle into University life.

Our Open Days for 2023 are now finished, but booking is open for our student-led tours. Get a feel for our beautiful campus and see why Leeds is a great place to live and learn.

Explore the city

The University of Leeds campus is a single site located within walking distance of Leeds city centre, which means you’re close to everything this lively, multi-cultural city has to offer. 

Find out more about living in Leeds.

Activities for parents and guardians 

We understand that as a parent or guardian of someone who is thinking of studying at Leeds, you may have your own questions about the University and higher education.  

Our Parents and Carers talk is a great way to find out more about supporting your child through the University application process. 

We recommend booking to avoid disappointment.