What to expect at Open Days

Discover what your life at Leeds could be like at our Open Days.  

Explore the state-of-the-art laboratories where you’ll make your first discovery, immerse yourself in our inspirational study spaces or find your new home with a tour of our student accommodation.  

The first step in your university journey starts here. 

Leeds was the first place I had visited where I could really see myself being at home.

Katie, Law

Make the most of Open Day  

At Open Day there are plenty of opportunities to discover what Leeds has to offer. University talks are repeated throughout the day and cover everything from accommodation, study abroad opportunities, career development and financial support.


Discover what could be your new home with a tour of our undergraduate accommodation. We understand how important your accommodation is when you’re new, which is why we’re committed to making the transition as easy as possible. Find out more about the wide range of accommodation choices available to you, how to apply and the application process. 

Access to Leeds

Our contextual admissions 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 provide extra support and give 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 where you’ll graduate, for our flagship talk and the opportunity to discover more about life at Leeds. Listen to our current students as they discuss what it means to live and study as part of our vibrant student community.

Languages for All

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

Study Abroad, Work Experience and Careers Support

Learn more about the wide-range of international and UK-based opportunities including work placements, studying abroad, careers support, internships, volunteering, research and leadership programmes. 

Parents and Carers

We know starting at University can be daunting as well as exciting. Find out more about how you can support your child through the higher education process.

Check out the academic talks, but don’t forget to explore the other opportunities - there’s a society for everyone.

Wakai, Journalism

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

A large brightly lit swimming pool with bunting hanging above it.

Leeds has a wide range of inspirational learning and research resources ready for you to explore. Take a closer look at some of our facilities with a short tour, including The Edge Sports Centre and tours of our libraries including the chance to take a self-guided tour of the historic Brotherton Library. Don’t forget to also join us on a tour of HELIX, our digital innovation and collaboration hub.

Tours will run at regular intervals throughout the day, 9am to 4pm, and don’t need to be booked in advance. 

Some departments also offer tours on Open Days. These include the chance to explore our 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 beautiful 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.

Explore the city

The 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 anad see what you can look forward to.

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 in advance to avoid disappointment.