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English Futures

English Futures is a programme designed to inspire and support Year 12 students interested in studying English at university. Through a series of online sessions and a campus-visit, participants will take part in taster lectures and seminars which will reflect the diverse curriculum offered at the University. They'll also meet current students and academics and find out all about life studying English at Leeds, explore the career opportunities available to graduates and be supported until the point of submitting their UCAS application in Year 13.

English Futures programme and dates for your calendar

We are still confirming the dates for next year but here are the type of sessions you can expect from the programme:

  • Online Taster Lecture 
  • Online Q&A with Current Students 
  • Online Taster Seminar
  • Online session - Choosing a course and university 
    Explores the tools and methods available for prospective students to make informed decisions about their university and course options. The session will include a Q&A.
  • Online session - Student Finance 
    An introduction to student finance including fees, loans and scholarships. The session will also cover tips on how to budget and what costs to expect at university. The session will include a Q&A.
  • On Campus Taster Day

The Taster Day in 2023 included a session led by Poet Laureate and University of Leeds' Professor of Poetry, Simon Armitage.

Applications are now closed

Applications for this year's Futures programme are now closed. We will be opening applications for Futures 2024/2025 in December 2023, please check back here for more details.