What we do
The Social Sciences Outreach Team deliver a diverse annual programme of outreach and widening participation activities aimed at schools and colleges on behalf of the:
- Faculty of Business (Leeds University Business School)
- Faculty of Social Sciences (School of Education, School of Law, POLIS - Politics and International Studies, and School of Sociology and Social Policy)
- Faculty of Environment (School of Geography).
Representing a wide range of undergraduate disciplines, the team works alongside current students, academic and admissions colleagues to provide an extensive range of events that are free of charge. Our activities are designed to showcase the importance of this social sciences to both pre-16 and post-16 students, whilst inspiring and supporting them in their progression to Higher Education.
Many of our activities are targeted, so that we reach and support those students who are underrepresented at university in our subject areas, aligning with our Access and Participation Plan commitments to the Office for Students. Information on the impact of our widening participation activities and initiatives can be accessed in our Annual Report.
Our programme of activity includes ambassador talks, workshops and subject taster sessions, delivered online, on campus and in schools and colleges across the country.
Keeping in touch
The Social Sciences Outreach Team is part of Educational Engagement, the schools and colleges outreach and widening participation office at the University of Leeds.
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