Junior Robot Fighting League

Delivered in 2019/ 2020 with year 12 and 13 students, this programme invites students to explore robotics and electronics at University of Leeds. In light of the university advice regarding Covid-19, this project will be postponed for 2020/21 and will return on campus from September 2021.

The Junior Robot Fighting League invites students  to take part in a two day event on campus, the perfect experience for students to write about in their personal statements when applying to university.

This includes taking part in mini lectures and working in specialist labs 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. This live event will take place in a purpose built arena with a selected panel of judges.

Contact us

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

Watch this space for booking details 2020/21


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