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Learning resources

For students

Our resources below, which you can explore in your own time, will give you an insight into studying arts and humanities subjects and what life is like for our undergraduate students.

Recorded talks and workshops

Our recorded talks and workshops are a great way for you to engage with university content from the comfort of your own home, at a time that suits you! Explore our taster workshops, recorded lectures and Ambassador here.

Alumni videos

In our alumni videos, you can hear from graduates of the University and find out where their degrees took them! They talk about the skills they developed and the career paths they took.

'Emissions: Impossible?' podcast with Dr Mark Sumner, School of Design

Hosted by Broadcast Journalist Kim McAllister and featuring experts from across the UK, ‘Emissions: Impossible?’ showcases some of the most ground-breaking research and innovation in climate change, looking at fashion, food, transport, health, space, and more.

In this episode, Kim is joined by Dr Mark Sumner, Lecturer in Sustainable Fashion in the University's School of Design to talk about our fashion choices and how the supply chain is changing. Listen here.

National Art and Design Saturday Club resources

Activities and Masterclass briefs created by Saturday Club tutors and industry experts for you to take part in at home.

Online courses

Online courses are a great way to gain insight into the subjects that you are interested in studying at university. The courses below are free, and have been created by academics at The University of Leeds.

  • Innovation: The Fashion Industry - Understand how big fashion retailers innovate and discover the story behind a favourite piece of your clothing with this online course.
  • WW1 Heroism: Through Art and Film - Discover just some of the ways that heroism and the First World War is portrayed through art and film in this online course.
  • Exploring the Slap - Suitable for teachers and Key Stage 5 students, this online course introduces you to world-renowned Russian director Meyerhold’s technique of biomechanics. Learn about Meyerhold’s form of physical theatre, biomechanics, and understand and perform ‘The Slap’.
  • Introduction to Intercultural Studies: Language and Culture - Explore intercultural communication by understanding the relationship between language and cultural identity through this online course.
  • Introduction to Intercultural Studies: Intercultural Contact - Learn how the principles of intercultural contact may challenge the way in which you think about social interaction through this online course.
  • Introduction to Intercultural Studies: Crossing Borders - Take a closer look at geographical and cultural borders and understand their effects on people who occupy them or cross them through this online course.
  • Introduction to Intercultural Studies: Defining the Concept of Culture - Understand intercultural communication by learning about the concepts of culture and interculturality through this online course.
  • Introduction to Intercultural Studies: The Branding of Culture - Learn how products move across borders and how branding problematically draws on narratives of culture and place through this online course.

English taster lectures

Watch a variety of taster lectures from the School of English. From Shakespeare to Contemporary Nature Writing, and a workshop on Creative Writing, learn something new and even develop your skills!

University of Leeds Student Showcase

Throughout the year, undergraduate students engage in solo and group projects, making use of specialist studios and workshops. Explore examples of work by our students showcased at recent events in the School of Design and School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies.

For Teachers

Designed to support your teaching, these resources will help you to inspire your students to engage with arts and humanities subjects.

Recorded talks and workshops

Our recorded talks and workshops are a great way for you to engage with university content from the comfort of your own home, at a time that suits you! Explore our taster workshops, recorded lectures and Ambassador here.

Article and worksheet for English, History and Religious Studies teachers - How texts from the past can shape and inform the future

Have a look at some activities and resources that have been put together by Dr Alison Searle, an Associate Professor of textual studies here at the University of Leeds. Her article, which highlights how historical practices of pastoral care and holistic well-being inform the present, also comes with an activity sheet ideal for KS4 and 5 students. 

Access the article here and download the activity sheet here.

The article was produced by Futurum Careers, a free online resource and magazine aimed at encouraging 14-19 year olds worldwide to pursue careers in science, tech, engineering, maths, medicine (STEM) and social sciences, humanities and the arts for people and the economy (SHAPE). For more information, teaching resources, and course and career guides, see

Presentation - 'Because I study a Language...'

presentation and poster pack for teachers to download, this set of fun and inspiring resources is designed to encourage students to think about the experiences and opportunities linked to language learning.

Teaching film and literature in languages

resource pack which includes a collection of teacher CPD films and classroom aids for supporting those teaching film and literature as part of the French, German and Spanish A Level curricula.

What About...? Languages resource packs - Italian and Russian Taster Sessions

Our ‘What About..?’ Languages resource packs in Italian and Russian are designed to give students an introduction to languages and cultures which are less commonly studied in secondary schools. Find out more here.

Accessibility - online resources

We realise that some of the featured resources on our website aren’t yet fully accessible. We are developing a plan and will endeavour to resolve as many of the accessibility issues as soon as possible. If you require any resources in another format, please email