Teacher CPD webinars

Throughout the year we offer a range of online CPD sessions for teachers and advisors. All are designed to provide you, and in turn your students, with an enhanced understanding of applying to, preparing for, and succeeding at, university. 

Upcoming webinars

Undergraduate degrees with a foundation year

Interested in studying for a degree at the University of Leeds, but not sure if you will get a place? Join us at one of our upcoming webinars to find out more about studying for a degree with a foundation year:

  • Interdisciplinary Science – Thursday 20 October, 6.00-7.15pm
  • Business Studies – Thursday 27 October, 6.00-7.15pm
  • Arts and Humanities – Thursday 3 November, 6.00-7.15pm


Foundation years provide you with additional support to make the transition to university study and develop the academic knowledge and skills to succeed in your chosen degree. These courses are designed for applicants whose backgrounds mean they are less likely to attend university and who do not currently meet admissions criteria for direct entry to a degree at Leeds. This means we consider additional factors about your background when you apply.

Join us at our webinar to find out more about:

  • What you’ll learn during your foundation year
  • The range of degrees onto which you can progress 
  • Eligibility and entry requirements 
  • The support you’ll receive

You’ll also hear from current students and course tutors and have the chance to ask questions about studying a foundation year at the University of Leeds.

Watch our recorded online talk to discover more about studying for an undergraduate degree with a foundation year and the additional support available to students who fulfil our widening participation criteria.

You can also hear about foundation year students’ experiences at the Lifelong Learning Centre and how it prepared them for their chosen degree courses.

Webinar recordings

UCAS update: supporting student applications

Looking back; looking forward – what are the key patterns emerging in university applications and admissions?

Sam Sykes, Digital Learning Manager at UCAS provides an overview of application data for 2022 and looks ahead to the 2023 application cycle exploring:

  • The new application questions ‘More about you’ and ‘Extra activities’ to support widening access.
  • A summary of the new UCAS Hub – what the platform has to offer, the resources available and practical tips on how it can be used in the classroom.

The webinar is essential for colleagues whose role involves supporting students’ progression to university.

View the recording of UCAS update: supporting student applications.

Foundation Years at the University of Leeds

The Leeds Foundation Years are designed for students whose backgrounds mean they are less likely to attend university and don’t meet the requirements for direct entry to degree level study at the University of Leeds. 

Our pre-degree programmes provide students with the additional support to make the transition to university study and develop the academic knowledge and skills to succeed on their chosen course. 

Our foundation year programmes include: Arts and Humanities; Business Studies; Interdisciplinary Science; and Social Science. 

View the Foundation Years event recording to learn more about entry requirements, course content, how to apply, and the wide range of degrees student can access on successful completion of the foundation year element.