In-school Workshops

We offer workshops to students in Key Stages 3, 4 and 5 in a number of subjects on flexible dates and times to suit your needs. Workshops introduce students to new topics, build on their current subjects and support them in developing skills needed for university. All sessions are interactive and delivered by post-graduate students or academic staff, giving your students insight into the university experience.

Details of all our current workshops can be found below.

Please be aware that we can only visit schools and colleges that are within a two hour travel time by public transport from Leeds. Visits outside these travel times will be considered, and require a minimum number of students to attend.

For more information please email artsoutreach@leeds.ac.uk.

If you would like to book a workshop, please complete this form and we will be in touch.

Art

A session that explores number of contemporary artists who work within the field of drawing and collage, with a particular focus upon the artist Renee So.
Find out more and book

Classics

This is a chance to learn about one of the most powerful and mysterious forces in ancient or modern politics, The Mob.
Find out more and book
What would it be like to experience the Oracle as an ancient Greek? How do we as historians reconstruct that picture? This session explores these topics.
Find out more and book
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.
Find out more and book

Design

Through a series of interactive games, this session covers the lifecycle of a garment, its ethical and environmental impacts right through to what happens to it after it has been disposed of.
Find out more and book

English

Through analysis of poems by Northern Irish poets, 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?
More
In this session, students will examine the rules of detective fiction and the detective’s role in contemporary culture.
More
In this session, students will compare and contrast sections of famous superhero comics to examine comics as a literary form in its own right.
More
Students will gain a practical understanding of how poetic form functions, by reading and investigating late 20th and early 21st century experimental sonnets.
More
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.
More

History

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.
More
In this workshop, delivered by a University of Leeds History student, your students will find out more about the skills they will develop while studying History.
Find out more and book
In this workshop your students will explore the diverse range of options for further history study at The University of Leeds, looking into the wide range of modules, specialist programmes, skills development and extra-curricular opportunities available.
More
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.
More

Languages, Cultures and Societies

Explore the theme of Resistance and Collaboration and Louis Malle’s depiction of the complexity of occupied France in his film ‘Au Revoir les Enfants’.
Find out more and book
Designed to excite your students about language learning by offering them a taster of a new language.
Find out more and book
An in-depth exploration of the French film La Haine by Mathieu Kassovitz (1995).
Find out more and book

Media and Communications

In this workshop students will consider 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.
Find out more and book

Philosophy, Religion and History of Science

Getting your students thinking philosophically about ethics and to enhancing their ability to present and discuss philosophical issues.
Find out more and book
Providing your students with the key tools necessary for discussion of reading and writing philosophy.
Find out more and book
Explore the historical events leading up to the formation of the modern State of Israel as well as the ensuing conflict.
Find out more and book