‘Leeds Loves’ Project

The ‘Leeds Loves’ Project offers FREE talks and workshops designed to inspire and encourage progress in the Arts and Humanities. Talks are delivered in schools by our specially trained Student Ambassadors, are offered in a range of subjects and are available to students in Key Stages 3, 4 and 5.

All sessions are interactive and informative covering the benefits of going to university, student life, careers and employability. Sessions are designed to target key decision making stages including pre-GCSE and pre-A Level/BTEC options.

To book a ‘Leeds Loves’ talk or workshop, please fill in the request form and a member of the Outreach Team will be in touch.

Please note that due to limited budget we can only visit state schools and colleges that are within two-hours travel time by public transport from Leeds and located within Yorkshire, Middlesbrough, Greater Manchester or South Lancashire. We also prioritise state schools that meet our Widening Participation criteria.

We offer ‘Leeds Loves’ talks and workshops in the following subjects:

Leeds Loves Art and Design

Key Stage 3 & 4
Do you want to inspire your students to study Art & Design subjects at GCSE, A-Level/BTEC and beyond?
Our KS3 Leeds Loves Art & Design interactive talk is designed to excite and inspire your students to choose a language as one of their options! Our 30 minute talk and 1 hour interactive workshop (times can be adapted to suit school timetable) are delivered in school by our specially trained staff. They will focus on the benefits of studying Art & Design, the skills gained and team will inspire your learners with their Art & Design journeys and university experiences! You can have a talk to a large audience or an interactive workshop to a smaller classroom sized group, in school and on a date and time to suit you, it’s your choice!

Leeds Loves Drama

Key Stage 3
Workshop (1 hour)
Do you want to inspire your students to study Drama at GCSE?
This practical session involves structured activities based on improvisation, collaboration and imagination to inspire your students. It will include some activities and discussion about the skills drama can equip you with that are transferable to FE, HE and employment.

Key Stage 4
Workshop (1 hour)
Are you trying to inspire your KS4 students to continue with Drama through to A-Level/BTEC?
This session will include an introduction to some practitioners studied at A Level and BTEC, more advanced Ensemble work & Improvisation skills, more independent devising skills as well as the transferable skills studying drama can enable.

Key Stage 5
Workshop (2 hours)
Are your Year 12 Drama students struggling to decide what course they should study at university?
In this interactive and engaging session, students will be introduced to the advanced practitioners and styles studied at university and will get to discuss in-depth any of the misconceptions or challenges they think they will face at university. They will be encouraged to take risks in their devising process, develop their transferable skills and have lots of fun trying out new ways of creating drama in a safe environment.

Our Leeds Loves Drama workshops are delivered by current University of Leeds Students who are specially trained to inspire your students, and will share their own university experience and journey to studying Drama at HE.
Timings can be adjusted to fit your timetable.

Leeds Loves Languages, Cultures and Societies

Key Stage 3
Do you want to inspire your students to study a language at GCSE?
Our KS3 Leeds Loves Languages interactive talk is designed to excite and inspire your students to choose a language as one of their options! Our 30 minute talk and 1 hour interactive workshop (times can be adapted to suit school timetable) are delivered in school by our specially trained staff. They will focus on the benefits of studying languages at GCSE, the skills gained and how they link to other subjects and our team will inspire your learners with their language journeys and university experiences! You can have a talk to a large audience or an interactive workshop to a smaller classroom sized group, in school and on a date and time to suit you, it’s your choice!

Key Stage 4
Are you trying to inspire your KS4 students to continue with their language learning through to A-Level?
Our KS4 Leeds Loves Languages interactive talk is specifically designed for this age group. Our 30 minute talk and 1 hour interactive workshop (times can be adapted to suit school timetable) are delivered in school by our specially trained staff. They’ll learn about the benefits of studying a language at A-Level, find out about language career pathways and alumni case studies as well as hear from our student ambassadors about their journeys and university experiences! You can have a talk to a large audience or an interactive workshop to a smaller classroom sized group, in school and on a date and time to suit you, it’s your choice!

Key Stage 5
Are your Year 12 languages students struggling to decide what course they should study at university?
Our 1 hour interactive workshop (times can be adapted to suit school timetable) for Year 12 students is designed to support with that decision. Our specially trained staff will take them through all the language course options, University of Leeds facilities and all the opportunities available should they decide to study here. They’ll also hear from our student ambassadors about their journeys and university experiences as well as who to contact for additional support and guidance.

Leeds Loves Arts and Humanities

Key Stage 3
Do you want to inspire your students to study Arts & Humanities beyond GCSE?
Our KS3 Leeds Loves Arts & Humanities interactive talk is designed to excite and inspire your students to continue studying Arts & Humanities subjects! Our 30 minute talk and 1 hour interactive workshop (times can be adapted to suit school timetable) are delivered in school by our specially trained staff. They will focus on the benefits of studying the Arts & Humanities, the skills gained and how they link to other subjects and our team will inspire your learners with their own Arts & Humanities journeys and university experiences! You can have a talk to a large audience or an interactive workshop to a smaller classroom sized group, in school and on a date and time to suit you, it’s your choice!

Key Stage 4
Are you trying to inspire your KS4 students to continue with their Arts & Humanities learning through to A-Level/BTEC?
Our KS4 Leeds Loves Arts & Humanities interactive talk is specifically designed for this age group. Our 30 minute talk and 1 hour interactive workshop (times can be adapted to suit school timetable) are delivered in school by our specially trained staff. They’ll learn about the benefits of studying Arts & Humanities at A-Level/BTEC, find out about Arts & Humanities career pathways and alumni case studies as well as hear from our student ambassadors about their journeys and university experiences! You can have a talk to a large audience or an interactive workshop to a smaller classroom sized group, in school and on a date and time to suit you, it’s your choice!

Key Stage 5
Are your Year 12 languages students struggling to decide what course they should study at university?
Our 1 hour interactive workshop (times can be adapted to suit school timetable) for Year 12 students is designed to support with that decision. Our specially trained staff will take them through Arts & Humanities options, University of Leeds facilities and all the opportunities available should they decide to study here. They’ll also hear from our student ambassadors about their journeys and university experiences as well as who to contact for additional support and guidance.

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