History Futures

History Futures is a programme designed to inspire and support Year 12 students interested in studying History at university. Through taking part in our series of online sessions, participants will have the opportunity to take part in a taster lecture as well as 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 History at Leeds as well as explore the career opportunities available to graduates.

We’ll then offer the opportunity to apply to our History Futures Campus Day, where participants can meet and socialise with each other and explore our campus and facilities.

Dates for your calendar

Online sessions:

  • Wednesday 9 March 16:30-17:30 – Life Studying History at Leeds – a session run by our current History Student Ambassadors
  • Wednesday 27 April 16:30-17:30 – Taster Seminar, choose from sessions including:
    • “Demonstrators, Dissenters and Drop-Outs: Political Protests in Modern History”
    • “White Myths of Africa: The Construction of the ‘Warlike Zulu’ in the British Popular Imagination”
    • History and Historiography: Changes in How We Perceive the Past”
  • Wednesday 11 May 16:30-17:30 – Taster Lecture – “Latin America during the Cold War”

You will then be invited to apply for the History Futures Campus Day on Thursday 14 July.


We invite applications from all Year 12 students, but should there be more applications than place, priority will be given to those who live in an area of low progression to higher education (ranked by POLAR 4 and IMD quintile). Applicants should be available on the dates and times of the online sessions provided above.

Applications for History Futures are now closed for 2022.