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STEM Outreach Projects

STEM Outreach Projects

Find out more about the projects we are running, and have run in the past here at the University of Leeds. We work in collaboration with schools, colleges, charities and community groups to design and deliver effective, exciting activities.

Current Projects

Insight2Uni mentoring programme for black-heritage students

Working together with the charity With Insight, we are pairing Year 12 students in the local region with mentors studying at the university.

E is for Engineering

We are working with girls in year 7 – 10 from four partner schools across West Yorkshire to deliver a sustained programme of engineering activity across 5 years. Students will have the opportunity to meet industry professionals and academics from the University of Leeds to get a flavour of what engineering can offer at university and beyond.

Discover Leeds

A research-based programme of activity with Year 7 students from three schools across West Yorkshire around Air Quality.

More information coming soon.

In2ScienceUK 2022 Programme

The University of Leeds is working in partnership with In2ScienceUK.

The In2scienceUK programme provides disadvantaged Year 12 students with the support, skills and experience needed to achieve their potential and progress to degrees, apprenticeships and careers in STEM.

The programme connects students to volunteers from different fields within STEM to share their insights and knowledge. Our volunteers host up to three students for a one or two week in-person placement during the summer of 2022 to complement our programme of online activities.

Past Projects

A sample of outreach work carried out over the past 10 years.

Educational Engagement Webinar Series

A series of webinars covering Subject Insight, Study Skills, and HE insight. These webinars gave students an opportunity to find out more about a wide range of subjects they could study at university; develop key skills that would help them on their current courses at university and find out more about what it’s like to study at university.

After School STEM Club

A club run in three Leeds schools for students in Key Stage 3. The weekly sessions covered a wide range of subjects including air pollution, volcanoes, gases, emulsions, forces, medical engineering, earthquakes and virtual reality.

Born in Bradford

Born in Bradford was one of the largest research studies in the world, tracking the lives of over 30,000 inhabitants of Bradford to find out what influenced the health and wellbeing of families. Their findings were used to to develop new and practical ways to work with families and health professionals.

Discover Robo Maths

Discover Robo Maths was a two year engineering project delivered in partnership with UTC (University Technical College) Leeds. The aim of the project was to raise the attainment of year 10 maths students, by teaching maths through applied learning.

Generating Genius - Destination Leeds

The University of Leeds is working in partnership with Generating Genius to deliver STEM Masterclasses to sixth form pupils in London, while also inviting them to visit the campus in Leeds. The aim is of the project is to give the students an experience of university life and encourage them to apply to a university outside of their home town.

The Power of STEM - CDT Series

Interested in STEM subjects at University? Learn about some of the challenges new graduate researchers are working on.


The Educational Engagement team at the University of Leeds supported a ‘Homework Club’ for young people from the Gypsy and Traveller community, most of whom are no longer accessing full-time education.