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Leeds University Subject Specific Outreach:

Leeds University subject-specific activities incorporate the arts, health sciences, social sciences and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. They provide visits and demonstrations in schools, on-campus taster days, talks and workshops.

Access to Leeds University:
Access to Leeds is an undergraduate widening access scheme which allows the university to identify the best possible applicants regardless of background. Leeds University understands that A-level grades alone cannot tell them everything about an applicant and their abilities. If students are eligible for the scheme they will receive special consideration from admissions tutors. If they complete the Access to Leeds programme and receive a course offer, they will be eligible for an Access to Leeds offer, which is typically two grades below the standard entry requirements for your course.

Leeds University student talent spotting:
The Student Talent Spotting Team offer programmes of activity aimed at raising the aspirations and achievements of gifted and talented young people. The Talent Spotting programmes are designed to enhance students’ current and future studies through subject taster sessions and study skills sessions. In addition, students have the opportunity to attend workshops and information sessions in careers, finance and UCAS amongst others. The workshops give students invaluable impartial guidance and advice when making the difficult decisions regarding what to study, where to study, how to finance their studies and how to make a good UCAS application. Supporting young people who demonstrate the potential to access a selective university but who may not have considered entry to research intensive higher education is the fundamental aim. The Talent Spotting Team provides able young people with the practical knowledge and confidence to apply to research intensive universities such as The University of Leeds.

The Thomas Transition Programme (TTP) aims to increase self confidence and reduce some of the pressure felt about the final stages of Year 11 and summer exams. It will also support students with decisions about life after Year 11, providing workshops and advice about making the best choices for the future. Students will work closely with the link member of staff from the University’s Student Talent Spotting Team. They will also meet and work with current students studying at the University, who will support sessions and be able to talk to TTP students about what it’s really like to go from Year 11, through post-16 education, and on to university study.

Leeds University: Reach for Excellence:
Reach for Excellence (RfE) is the flagship widening participation scheme at the University of Leeds. Now entering its 11th year, it has a successful track record in supporting and stretching students with the potential to gain a place at a research intensive university, but who may not have considered it (or who may perceive barriers to entry). RfE provides support which extends beyond admissions, into Higher Education and professional life.
Useful documents to download available at the bottom of this page.

Access to Leeds www.leeds.ac.uk/A2L
Arts outreach www.leeds.ac.uk/artsteachers
Festival of Science www.leeds.ac.uk/festivalofscience
Health sciences outreach www.healthsciences.leeds.ac.uk
Open days www.leeds.ac.uk/opendays
Parents webpages www.leeds.ac.uk/parents
Social science outreach www.leeds.ac.uk/socialscienceteachers
STEM outreach www.stem.leeds.ac.uk

UoL Reach for Excellence Eligibility Criteria
UoL Reach For Excellence leaflet 201920
UoL Reach For Excellence Poster 201920
UoL Reach For Excellence Recruitment Presentation
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