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Leeds Futures - Environment

What is 'Leeds Futures - Environment'?

We’re excited to launch our Leeds Futures - Environment programme for Year 12 students. Designed to help you develop your insight into the various courses available in the Faculty of Environment and show you what it’s like to study at a Russell Group University, the programme for 2024 is a mixture of on campus and online activities. You will be able to develop your skills and subject knowledge, as well as the opportunity to take part in talks, workshops, meet current students and academics, explore University of Leeds’ campus, and other enrichment activities alongside your current studies.


What’s included in the Futures Programme?

Whilst each of the three strands will have some specific subject taster sessions, you are encouraged to attend as many as possible as there is substantial cross over in much of the subject matter. As well as the subject taster sessions you will have access to personal statement and application support, and opportunities to meet, both online and face to face, current students studying courses within the Faculty of Environment. Session details and dates will be confirmed at the start of each programme.

Climate Futures

Find out more about how the world’s climate is being affected by human activity. Take part in sessions that try and find solutions and address some of these issues head on.

Sustainable Futures

Are you interested in finding out how we can live in harmony with the planet, would you like to know more about the research that shows us how that can be done?

Earth Futures

This programme looks in detail at the world we live in, exploring the rocks underneath our feet, delving into the deep oceans and navigating tropical rainforests.

Programme content

The programmes run from March in Year 12 to December in Year 13. The information below should give you a general idea of the activities involved in each of our programmes.

Year 12

  • Launch event, Thursday 7th March 2023, providing you with more information about the programme and chance to meet staff and students in the Faculty of Environment  
  • Subject taster sessions, helping you develop your insight into your chosen subject area. 
  • Skills workshops, helping you develop the skills you need to apply to your chosen subject area. 
  • An exclusive on campus day on Thursday 11th April 2024 during which you will meet current students and academics, and have a tour around the faculty and the university campus.

Year 13

  • Personal statement workshops, helping you understand how different universities use your personal statement and how best to write it. 
  • Study skills sessions, helping you develop the study skills required to help you do well in your current and future studies. 
  • Futures Graduation, celebrating your achievements over the programme 

During the programme online sessions will take place between 4:30 -5:30 so that they do not interfere with your current studies.

What are the eligibility criteria?

The Futures programmes are open to current Year 12 / first year college students who are interested in applying to study geography and environment related courses at university.

Students applying to Leeds Futures - Environment must meet the following criteria:

  • Year 12/first year of college student
  • English Language and Mathematics at grade 4 or equivalent qualification

Students must also meet one of the following criteria:

  • You live in an area with low progression to higher education (use our online postcode checker)
  • You are eligible for free school meals or from a household with an annual income of £25,000 or below
  • Your parents did not go to university
  • You attend a school achieving below the national average at GCSE (Attainment 8 score
  • You live or grew up in public care
  • Your studies have been disrupted by circumstances in your personal, social or domestic life.

How do I apply?

Leeds Futures - Environment 2024 Application form

Applications are now open for the 2024 programme. If you would like to apply, please fill in the application form by Sunday 4 February 2024. 

You can find out more about how we use the data from your application in our privacy notice.