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Post-16 opportunities

The Social Sciences Outreach Team are committed to working with schools and colleges to provide prospective students with a wide range of opportunities to find out more about university life and what it's like to study a social science at university.

Through immersive on campus events, school workshops, competitions and sustained engagement programmes, there are a variety of ways in which we can work together to provide students with the information they need to make informed choices when applying to university and choosing their future career.

We also offer sustained programmes in a range of subjects for Year 12 students to explore individually university courses and career prospects.

Opportunities for school groups

Student Ambassador talks

Our Student Ambassadors will talk about their journeys and inspire your students to progress in the social sciences at GCSE, A-level and beyond!

Subject taster workshops

Our subject taster workshops designed for KS3-5 introduce your students to new topics and give an insight into university experience.

Mooting Competition

A moot court competition for teams of Year 12 students to prepare and deliver a defence speech with support from barristers. More information coming soon!


A community engagement project where Law student deliver workshops within local secondary schools to promote understanding about legal rights and responsibilities.

Business Challenge

A competition where groups of Year 12 students build a business plan to develop a product.

Opportunities for individuals

Leeds Futures - Politics

A programme for Year 12 students involving a mix of online and on-campus activities to experience what it's like to study Politics and International Studies at university.

Leeds Futures - Environment

A programme for Year 12 students involving a mix of online and on-campus activities to gain insight into the various courses from the School of Environment and experience what it's like to study at university.

Social Sciences Summer School

Our Social Sciences Summer School gives Year 12 students the opportunity to explore a variety of social sciences subjects through academic taster sessions, and truly experience university life.

Pathways to Law

A two-year widening participation programme for Year 12 students who are interested in a career in law.