What's on at our Open Days?

Bookings for our autumn Open Days on 10 September and 8 October are now open.

Our Open Days are very popular and we have limited capacity. Activities are only accessible by pre-booking.

Parents, guardians, family and friends are welcome to attend our Open Days but due to capacity constraints we ask that you only bring one guest with you to your sessions. 

General talks  

There will be a packed programme of university talks repeated throughout the day, covering topics ranging from accommodation to study abroad, career development to alternative admissions.  

Pre-booking is essential. 

Subject talks  

Join our subject talks 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.  

Pre-booking is essential.

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 exhibitions. 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 call in at a time to suits you. 

Taster lectures 

Research is at the heart of our teaching. Our teaching is designed to help you become an inquisitive and independent critical thinker. 

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

Pre-booking is essential.

Tours, viewings and open houses

From innovative laboratories to our impressive libraries, take a closer look at some of our inspiring facilities with a short tour.

We offer the following general tours which do not need to be booked in advance:

Tours will run at regular intervals throughout the day between 9am–4pm.

Some departments also offer tours on Open Days. These include the chance to see labs and teaching spaces. Unlike the general tours, pre-booking is essential. 

Information fair 

The information fair is where you can speak to a range of staff from University student services such as accommodation, finance, enterprise and global opportunities. It’s a great place to get advice, ask questions and find out about the different opportunities available at Leeds.

The information fair does not need to be booked in advance. 

Explore campus 

Make sure you take some time to explore our impressive campus, which will be open for you to explore on Open Days. Look out for landmarks like the Parkinson Building and the Great Hall or take a break in St George’s Field.

Campus tours are not running on Open Days but you can get to know the highlights of our beautiful campus with a self-guided campus tour.

A campus map will also be available in the Open Day guide you’ll receive when you arrive. Ambassadors in red t-shirts will be able to direct you where to go. 

Explore the city

Our campus is a short, 10-minute walk from the city centre and all of its attractions and amenities, including theatres, bars, restaurants, and bus and train stations. Find out more about living in Leeds.

Activities for parents 

We understand that as a parent 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. Pre-booking is essential.