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Widening Participation

The University of Leeds welcomes talented students who have the potential to succeed at university regardless of their educational or personal background, offering a variety of alternative routes in to studying at the University of Leeds.

Educational Engagement

Our Educational Engagement team at the University of Leeds works across the UK with schools and colleges to raise awareness of, and aspirations towards, higher education.

Thomas Transition Programme

This programme aims to increase self confidence and reduce some of the pressure felt about the final stages of Year 11 and summer exams.

Reach for Excellence

Impartial guidance and wide-ranging support for participants alongside their studies in Year 12 and Year 13, which can boost attainment at this level in addition to preparing them for independent study at university.

Excellence Hubs

The Excellence Hub for Yorkshire and Humber runs exciting events for young people to help enrich their experiences in school and college.

Go Higher West Yorkshire

A single point of contact for information on our 12 Higher Education Provider partners, to help with access and preparation for studying.

Access to Leeds

The university’s undergraduate widening access scheme, which allows us to identify the best possible applicants regardless of background.

Realising Opportunities

A unique collaboration of leading, research intensive universities, working together to promote fair access and social mobility of students from groups underrepresented in higher education.