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.

Parents, guardians, family and friends are welcome to attend our Open Days, but due to capacity constraints, some sessions have a limit on the number of guests you can bring in with you.

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 contextual admissions and financial support.  

Pre-booking is essential. 

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.  

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 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.

Pre-booking is essential.

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 communinity. It’s a home away from home, a place to make new friends and settle into University life.

Make sure you take some time to explore our campus on Open Day. 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. 

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. 

Pre-booking is essential.