Junior Robot Fighting League Year 12

For year 12 and 13 students interested in studying Engineering at University

10 February 2021 – 9:15- 3pm at University of Leeds

24 February 2021 – 9:15 – 3pm at University of Leeds

Bring your class to visit the Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences in Spring 2021 and take part in a two day interactive programme exploring engineering and robotics. The perfect experience for students to write about in their personal statements when applying to HE!

Building on the success of last year’s project, students are invited to develop practical skills by working in small teams to manufacture their own remote control robots. The event will be delivered in collaboration with Shocksoc, the student society from Electronic and Electrical Engineering, and activities will be supported by undergraduate students and post graduates from the mechatronics department.

In addition to taking part in academic taster lectures, students will engage in a campus tour, receive information about engineering courses at University of Leeds and take part in a student Q&A.

Inspired by the Robot Fighting League for undergraduate students, each robot will compete  in the Junior Robot Fighting League and fight to be crowned the Junior Robot Fighting league champion 2021. This live event will take place in a purpose built arena with a live panel of judges. 

How to apply

Complete the online application by 12pm, Monday 9 November 2020

Places are offered on a first come first served basis with consideration for subjects being studied at Post 16. Please include number of students (maximum 20 p/school) in the booking form and confirm student names two weeks before the event.

Lunch is included and electronic kits are provided. Please note that students selected to take part in the project are encouraged to attend both dates. 

To speak to member of staff about the event please contact stem@leeds.ac.uk


Shocksoc are a society for undergraduate and postgraduate students in the school of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Leeds. ShockSoc aims to provide members with the opportunity to relax and socialise with other students in the School through a variety of activities.

Robotics Research at Leeds

Find out more about the robotics research that takes place at the heart of our community here.


Teacher Quotes

‘This enables first generation students to consider Russel Group university education and show that it is within reach of their ability and is also accessible.’ Greenhead College, November 2019

‘It was incredibly valuable for students to get a taste of University life and encouraging for students to meet the current engineering students and discover they had also studied BTEC.’ Leeds City College, November 2019

‘The students really enjoyed the practical’s involved in designing and building the robot. The event was beneficial in that the students were able to work in a university lab, and generally get a feel for a university and its facilities, through the tour of both the engineering facility and the university.’ Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College, November 2019

2019/ 20 - Image Credit Mark Dolby