Enhanced Tour with Activity

For key stage 3 & 4 (max 30 students)

From September 2021 you are invited to bring your class to visit University of Leeds to discover new skills and learn about a career as an Engineer. Led by post graduate engineers, students will receive a tour of Engineering, explore engineering careers and take part in a practical activity of your choice.

When booking please select one of the following practical activities;

  • Design & Make (Mechanical Engineering)This session will be based around food air drops for disaster relief and involve creating a package model (using materials supplied) which can be dropped with an egg and land safely on the ground. The model will be scored on design, accuracy and safety of delivery.
  • Design & Build (Civil Engineering) –  Students will work in teams to construct their design using Lego with consideration of the construction drawings and their individual designs. Finally students will have to adapt to changing plans as a group and under time pressures.

Lunch is optional. We advise that you bring packed lunches and spaces for lunch can be booked on request from 12- 1pm.


Booking for 2021/ 22 will open in August 2021. To contact a member of staff please email stem@leeds.ac.uk 

Example Event Schedule:

Arrival Parkinson Steps 9:15am
Engineering Careers Engineering 9:30am
Practical Activity Engineering 10am
Enhanced Tour Leeds Campus 11am
Lunch (optional) Refectory 12pm
Pick Up Parkinson Steps 12pm/ 1pm


Mini bus parking on campus is available on request free of charge.

On arrival please arrive at Parkinson Steps for 9:15am where a member of staff will register your group and lead you around to the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Science Building.