Student Ambassador talks

Our FREE Student Ambassador talks for Key Stages 3, 4 and 5 are designed to inspire your students to progress in the arts and humanities at university and beyond…

Delivered with the option of a live session or a pre-recorded talk and activity pack, your students will hear the benefits of studying arts and humanities subjects, their journey to university, explore potential career pathways and gain a unique insight into student life. Our interactive and engaging talks are delivered by our specially trained undergraduate students, on flexible dates and at times to suit your needs, and are perfect for transitional, key decision-making stages, including pre GCSE and pre A-Level/BTEC options.

Our live sessions can be delivered online or in person at your school, but please note they are subject to our Ambassador availability – please express your interest below and we will do our best to accommodate your request.

In line with our Widening Participation targets we only deliver live talks to state schools but our pre-recorded talks and activity packs are open to all (check below to see if one is available for your chosen talk). In cases of high demand, we will prioritise schools and colleges with students that meet our Access to Leeds criteria which can be found here.

Please find the Student Ambassador Talks privacy notice here.

Browse our talks below and complete the expression of interest form so we can work with you to determine the best option for your school.
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Languages KS3

*Live or Pre-recorded*

Our interactive KS3 talk covers the benefits of studying languages at GCSE, the skills gained by pursuing languages study and the career opportunities available. Our Student Ambassadors share their inspirational journeys studying languages, including the study abroad year and university experiences! All of our live talks conclude with an ambassador Q&A.

Delivered by ambassadors from the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies

“The Ambassadors from Leeds University truly inspired our students to think beyond their immediate surroundings and gave them invaluable insight into the study of foreign language and university life!” – Teacher feedback, February 2021

Languages KS4&5

*Live or Pre-recorded*

Our interactive KS4/5 talk covers the benefits of studying a language at A-Level and beyond, with an introduction into potential career pathways, supported by alumni case studies. Our ambassadors provide an overview of language course options and facilities at the University of Leeds and the highlights of our campus. They also share their inspirational journeys studying languages, including the study abroad year! All of our live talks conclude with an ambassador Q&A.

Delivered by ambassadors from the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies

“The talk provided first-hand experience of studying languages at university, which our students really engaged with.” – Teacher feedback, March 2021

Creative Arts KS3

*Live (Pre-recorded coming soon – taking expressions of interest)*

Our interactive KS3 talk covers the benefits of studying Creative Arts subjects at GCSE, the skills gained by pursuing Creative Arts study and the career opportunities available. Our Student Ambassadors share their inspirational journeys and experiences studying the Creative Arts, including opportunities to study abroad and work in industry! All of our live talks conclude with an ambassador Q&A.

Delivered by ambassadors from the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, the School of Design and the School of Media and Communication

“This was a fantastic talk for our students to understand the variety of paths that taking an Arts subject at GCSE could take them. It was inspirational for them to be able to hear first hand from your students their experiences. The talk was energetic, informative and promoted our subjects passionately.” – Teacher feedback, March 2021

Creative Arts KS4/5

*Live or Pre-recorded*

Our interactive KS4/5 talk covers the benefits of studying a Creative Arts subject at A-Level and beyond, with an introduction to potential career pathways, supported by alumni case studies. Our Ambassadors provide an overview of Creative Arts course options and facilities at the University of Leeds and the highlights of our campus. They also share their inspirational journeys studying the Creative Arts, including opportunities to study abroad and work in industry! All of our live talks conclude with an ambassador Q&A.

Delivered by ambassadors from the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, the School of Design and the School of Media and Communication

“It was really interesting and the students enjoyed it – a great insight into creative subjects at university and it has helped them to explore their creative futures.” – Teacher feedback, March 2021

Theatre and Performance KS4/5

*Live (Pre-recorded coming soon – taking expressions of interest)*

Our interactive KS4/5 talk covers the benefits of studying Drama at A-Level and beyond, with an introduction to potential career pathways, supported by alumni case studies. Our Ambassadors provide an overview of Theatre and Performance course options and facilities at the University of Leeds and the highlights of our campus. They also share their inspirational journeys studying the Theatre and Performance, including opportunities to study abroad and work in industry! All of our live talks conclude with an ambassador Q&A.

Delivered by ambassadors from the School of Performance and Cultural Industries

My subject area is not listed above….?
We are currently prioritising our most popular talks as we adapt to the online format. If you’re interested in another subject area please let us know so we can log expressions of interest and consider broadening our offer. You can also explore our subject pages for our full outreach programme.

Additional Resources

Please also explore our extended offer for those times that our Ambassadors are unable to meet with you and your students:

A great resource to share with your students, our Leeds Loves Ambassadors share their journeys studying Arts and Humanities subjects and answer FAQs.
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