University of Leeds – FREE Arts and Humanities Outreach Opportunitie

Please find below information regarding some of the free events and outreach opportunities offered by the University of Leeds Arts and Humanities Outreach Team this academic year.

More information about our team, our activities and how to book our events can be found on our website ( and the attached Outreach Programme.

Please pass this information on to relevant colleagues and if they would like to receive details of these opportunities directly, please ask them to sign up to our mailing list.

Upcoming Activities and Events

University of Leeds Open Day – Saturday 5th October 2019
Explore campus, talk to staff and students and find out about the Arts and Humanities subjects at our autumn open day. Join us for the day to start thinking beyond.

For more information and to book, please visit the Open Day webpage.

KS4&5 Schools Question Time – Leeds Minster – 8th November 2019
Suitable for students across all subjects, this event will get them involved in debating the big social, philosophical, religious and political issues of the day. Students submit questions to a diverse panel of guests in the style of the popular BBC show at an event which promotes their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

This year’s panel includes Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP, Cllr Salma Arif and Rev. Heston Groenewald.

Bookings are now open for school groups, please visit our webpage for more information and to book places.

Artists and Storytelling – New in-school workshop for KS4&5
*Only available in certain regions – check website for details*
A thought-provoking, hands-on experience for your students, this workshop explores the role of artists in today’s society and the importance of being politically aware within our practices.
Delivered by our post-graduate students in your school, we can be flexible with dates and times to suit your timetable.

For more information and to request a visit, please visit our webpage.

Hepworth Creative Careers – 21st November 2019
21st November for Year 8 students

A collaborative event with the Hepworth Wakefield, delivered at the extraordinary gallery. The day includes practical workshops and the chance to learn about the range of careers in the arts sector.
For more info and to book a school group please visit the Hepworth website.

Media Teacher Network Meeting – 27th November 2019 – 16:00-18:15
Film & Media teachers are invited to attend a seminar delivered by Professor Helen Wood of Lancaster University, followed by a network meeting where the details of our KS5 Outreach event will be launched. Teachers have the opportunity to network with media teachers and academic staff at the University.

Please save the date for this event! For more information, please visit our webpage.

Year 4 – Year 13 Classics Competition and Workshops – 19th March 2020 – 17:00-19:30
An exciting opportunity to join us on campus for a celebration of Classics and performance! Students will either prepare a Latin/Greek reading of a given text (Reading categories) or devise a short performance in English on a given topic (Drama categories) and compete with students from all across the country.

If you are interested in finding out more information about this event and expressing your interest, please click here.

Express Your Interest/Save the date

KS5 Media Study Day – 2nd April 2020
MFL Teacher Conference – 23rd June 2020
Year 12 Linguastars Languages Residential – 30th June-1st July 2020
Drama Teacher Conference – 3rd July 2020

Announcements and News

Discover ARTiculation Challenge – Submissions now open!
An annual competition dedicated to engaging Key Stage 4 students with art and to develop their confidence, Discover ARTiculation submissions are now open! Students submit a 2-3 minute film of themselves speaking about a work of art, and our judges choose which entrants compete on campus in our grand final.
For everything you need to know about the competition, and how to prepare your school’s submissions, please visit our webpage.

Exploring the Slap – Free Online Course for Drama Teachers and KS5 Students
A course which introduces learners to the world-renowned Russian director Meyerhold’s technique of biomechanics. This free, two week, online course opens for enrolment on 30th September 2019 on Future Learn.

Click here for more information and to sign up.

Further Information

We also work closely with our other subject teams and our general outreach team to offer a wide range of opportunities to schools and colleges. More information about other subject specific and general opportunities can be found at the following pages:

If you require any further information about any of the above, please do feel free to get in touch.

Best wishes and kind regards,

The Arts Outreach Team