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In this workshop, delivered by a University of Leeds Postgraduate History student, your students will find out more about the skills they will develop while studying History, and how these actually relate to employment in today’s job market. Exploring topics including the kinds of jobs available to History graduates, and why History is one of…
This KS4 + 5 taster session will begin by briefly discussing the key differences between studying art at university and at school/college and then will look at a number of contemporary artists who work within the field of drawing and collage, with a particular focus upon the artist Renee So. This will lead us to…
The ‘Leeds Loves’ Project offers free talks and workshops designed to inspire and encourage progress in the Arts and Humanities. Talks are delivered in schools by our specially trained Student Ambassadors, are offered in a range of subjects and are available to students in Key Stages 3, 4 and 5. All sessions are interactive and…
What is an argument, and what makes for a good one? What does it mean for an argument or be valid or invalid?  This interactive workshop is suitable for students of all subjects and introduces some of the basic concepts and issues involved in the study of reasoning, argument and logic and the key tools…
Ethics is the investigation of the rightness or wrongness of people’s actions. Do we have any duties towards suffering people in far-away countries? Is it acceptable to partake in sports that put our lives at risk? Can punishment ever be justified? Thinking about these questions is to do applied ethics. This session is designed to…
This session focuses on the theme of Resistance and Collaboration and explores Louis Malle’s depiction of the complexity of occupied France in his film ‘Au Revoir les Enfants’. Starting with a brief overview of the historical period of the Occupation, the session then goes into the reception of Louis Malle’s film in France and its place in the…
These ab initio Arabic sessions are suitable for any year group to give a taster of what it might be like to study a language other than French, German or Spanish. It is designed to excite your students about language learning and to teach them about all the language learning options at University. They can…
This workshop is aimed at interested A-level students in Classical studies and Classics. We look in detail at the Oracle at Delphi and focuses on two central ideas: What would it be like to experience the Oracle as an ancient Greek? How do we as historians reconstruct that picture? This workshop is a chance to…
We will take your students back in time as they participate in a mock Athenian trail, where they will learn their process of justice and compare it to modern day trials. Students will experience the real life trail of Conon, decide if he was guilty and decide on his punishment. Comparing ancient and modern systems…
This taster session will outline what it means to be a ‘Citizen Journalist’ in the digital age, and what it is that might motivate an individual to take up this role. Students will be asked to question the trustworthiness and reliability of mainstream media news, and to compare these dominant news forms with everyday citizens’…
Why do we love to read stories about detectives? This session will explore two very different short stories by writers of detective fiction – Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” and Agatha Christie’s “Miss Marple Tells a Story” – to examine the rules of detective fiction and the detective’s role in contemporary…
This interactive session will engage students with two key questions: why are writers compelled to write about violence? And how can they represent violence in an ethical and truthful way? We’ll look at selected poems by Northern Irish poets Seamus Heaney and Ciaran Carson to examine representations of the Troubles. For more information please email…
In this workshop, students will engage with texts written about the Holocaust, both in biographical accounts by witnesses, and fictional accounts by writers after the Second World War. The workshop will be interdisciplinary in nature, drawing on both students’ experiences learning about WWII and the Holocaust in History classes, and learning about fictional writing in…
Lots of people think that comics aren’t ‘real’ literature. They say that comics are for kids, and that they aren’t ‘hard’ to read. But reading comics is a complicated business, and comics can teach us a lot about how and why we read. In this session, we’ll compare and contrast sections of two famous superhero…
This workshop aims to compliment students’ studying of poetry through thinking about poetic forms in both the GCSE and A-Level curriculum. Students will gain a practical understanding of how poetic form functions, by reading and investigating late 20th and early 21st century experimental sonnets. Students will end the session by writing their own experimental sonnet,…
In this workshop, delivered by a University of Leeds Postgraduate History student, your students will explore the diverse range of options for further history study at The University of Leeds. Leeds has been voted one of the Top 10 universities to study History in the Guardian’s 2020 League Table, and we’re hoping this workshop will…
In this workshop, delivered by a University of Leeds Postgraduate History student who specialises in the history of Race & Resistance, your students will discover a side of British history they may not have explored so far. Exploring the untold stories of Black Britons through the 20th century until present, this workshop will give your…
Ever wondered where your uniform/clothes come from? How they got from field to factory to clothing shop on the high street? What their true cost is? Through a series of interactive games, our School of Design students will teach you about the lifecycle of a garment, its ethical and environmental impacts right through to what…
In this 45-60 minute workshop, the historical events leading up to the formation of the modern State of Israel will be explored, as well as the ensuing conflict. The issues involved in the continuing conflict in the region will also be focussed upon. The session covers issues related to both history and religious studies –…
The session provides an in-depth exploration of the French film La Haine by Mathieu Kassovitz (1995). It discusses the historical, social and political context of the film; the structure of the film; the representation of the urban space through different cinematographic techniques and finally the style and aesthetics of the film. This session can be…
This is a chance to learn about one of the most powerful and mysterious forces in ancient or modern politics, The Mob. This is not the sopranos, but rather a crowd of ‘ordinary’ people who have taken to the streets to change politics. Your students will find out who they are, how it feels to…
Do you want to bring language learning to life and inspire your students to continue with their language learning? Then this is the competition for you! Running from January – March 2020, the Languages and Business competition includes two in-school workshops to support your students to prepare their entry. After internal heats in school your…
The Classics Competition has run for over 70 years at the University of Leeds, and is a celebration of Classics, Reading and Performance for young people studying classics, drama, english, and history. In addition to our annual Greek and Latin reading categories, this year we are introducing Drama categories for KS3, 4 and 5. After…
This KS5 study day will provide your students with an opportunity to attend our vibrant campus and take part in lectures, seminars and practical workshops. The content of the event will be designed with A-Level media teachers, through our media teacher network, to ensure it links to the curriculum and provides your students with a…

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Film & Media teachers are invited to attend a seminar given by Professor Helen Wood of Lancaster University, details to be confirmed. Following on from the seminar, the School of Media will invite teachers to attend the network meeting where they will launch the details of the 2020 KS5 event. Drinks & nibbles will be…
We are delighted to invite you and your students Schools Question Time, run in partnership with Leeds Minster. This event will allow your students to get involved in debating the big social, philosophical, political and religious issues of the day and question a diverse panel of invited guests on issues of current affairs, ethics and…
Ever wondered how teachers, politicians, presenters and actors manage to address an audience with such ease?  Ever struggled to put your ideas across on paper or compose your thoughts before expressing yourself? Led by academics who are experts in their fields, Make Yourself Heard will get your students thinking about how they communicate and develop…
We invite Year 12 students who are interested in studying Languages at University to join us on campus for our Languages, Cultures and Societies Experience Day on the 21st June. The day will include academic language sessions, taster workshops in related topics/joint honours options, an employability workshop, information about our courses, a free lunch in…
Successful A-Level Media study involves engaging critically with the media – as products and as texts. This mini study-day will provide students with the chance to engage with two important critical frameworks: the construction and performance of gender and the media industries. Students will experience two university lectures and a more hands on session where…
Students will experience life as an Arabic, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies undergraduate student at Leeds. The event will focus on employability and how an understanding of Middle Eastern cultures and uncommonly spoken languages is considered invaluable to many employers. The students will take part in group seminars, meet current students, find out about our…
We are pleased to invite students of all disciplines to compete in our annual Classics Reading Competition from 17:00-19:00 on the 20th March 2019. Students in years 4 to 13 will be invited to read a given text in English translation, Ancient Greek, or Latin. If applicable, students are welcome to compete in more than…
Do you want to know more about studying English at university? During our Experience English at Leeds event, you can discover life as an English undergraduate student! As well as having the opportunity to attend a lecture, seminars and a careers workshop, during the day you will also meet current English students, find out more…
Take part in our Discover ARTiculation Challenge competition! Students are invited to take part in the first round of this competition by submitting a short film of themselves speaking about a piece of art or architecture. From this first round eight Finalists will be selected to take part in a live Final on campus in…
Do you want to inspire your students to engage in performance? Would you like to give your students a taster of what studying theatre and performance is like at university? Our Performance Taster Day will do just that! In the morning, visiting students will take part in a Verbatim workshop where they will devise their…