Junior Robot Fighting League 2022

Are you an engineering and/ careers teacher working with Post-16 students interested in studying engineering at university and gaining experience to write about in their personal statements?

The Junior Robot Fighting League, a Robot Wars style event, consists of 2 days of face to face activity in school and on campus from January- March 2022. Your students are invited to compete and be crowned the Junior Robot Fighting Champion 2022.

This will involve a practical electrical engineering workshop in school (equipment will be provided) where students will build their own remote control robots in small groups in addition to a mini-lecture about admissions and careers. You will then be invited onto campus for a tour of the university before competing in the Junior Robot Fighting League in the Pyramid Theatre. This live event will take place in a purpose built arena with a selected panel of judges.

Activity will be delivered by teaching staff and current students from *Shocksoc at the University of Leeds.

  • January/ February 2022 – Day 1 in school: Practical Workshops (1.5 hours) plus mini-lecture (30 mins), total 2 hours (teacher to select dates)
  • Wednesday 9 March 2022, 9:30- 2:30pm –  Day 2 on campus: Tour of the university plus competition

The University of Leeds engineering department is renowned for it’s world-class research in robotics. This event has been developed by members of *Shocksoc to prepare the next generation of engineers for the Robot Fighting League, an annual event at the university for registered engineering students which has proved to be one of the biggest most exciting event’s of the year.

Book Now

Please complete the online booking form considering the following:

  • Please give 2 possible dates for the session in school/ college in January / February 2022 from Tuesday- Friday (preferable Wednesdays)
  • Please select up to 12 students
  • Your school/ college is within an hour’s travel time of Leeds
  • We are committed to working with students from a widening participation background in line with our Access to Leeds admissions scheme
  • We require 4 weeks notice before the delivery of the first session in school/ college

To speak to a member of the STEM Outreach team about this event please contact Natalie

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


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.


2019/ 20 - Image Credit Mark Dolby