Post-16 Talks and Workshops

Due to capacity issues, we are unable to take any more requests for 2022. Requests will reopen in January 2023.

Our free talks and workshops are designed to inspire students to pursue a career in healthcare.

Available throughout the year, our outreach practitioners and undergraduate ambassadors deliver talks and workshops to schools and colleges across the country, to support applicants throughout the admissions process, raise awareness of higher education and share our students’ experiences whilst at Leeds and their journey to Higher Education.

These talks are designed to inspire your students to study a medicine, dentistry, healthcare or psychology discipline at University, and understand the benefits and challenges it brings.

We offer talks and workshops in person to schools within 1 hour of the university by public transport, and online nationally. Talks and workshops support applicants considering the following subject areas:

  • Dentistry
  • Healthcare Sciences and Allied Health Professions – Audiology / Cardiac Physiology / Radiography / Ultrasound
  • Medicine
  • Midwifery
  • Nursing
  • Psychology
  • Social Work

Our talks and workshops are free of charge to schools and colleges requesting a talk. Talks are flexible and can last between 30 minutes (such as an assembly) and 1 hour (such as an interactive classroom session) and can be booked for a minimum of 15 students. Priority will be given to schools and colleges in an area of low progression to higher education.

Please note that we require at least a 3 weeks notice to make the necessary arrangements for a talk to take place. They are also subject to our staff and ambassador availability.

Requesting a talk or workshop

Requests are now closed for 2022. We will reopen this form in January 2023.

Browse our talks and workshops

Alternatives to Medicine

This session looks at alternative courses for students who may be interested in a career allied to Medicine. The session covers both patient facing programmes, such as those in the Allied Health Professions and Healthcare Sciences, and more lab-based programmes such as Biological Science.

This talk is suitable for Year 12 / first year college students studying either Chemistry or Biology at A-level, or BTEC Applied Science students.

Careers in Medicine and Health

This session is designed to introduce students to the wide range of healthcare careers available in the NHS. The session will focus on our healthcare courses (Adult Nursing, Child Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, and Social Work) and Allied Health and Healthcare Sciences courses ( AudiologyCardiac Physiology and Diagnostic Radiography).

This talk is suitable for Year 12 / first year college students studying at least one Science A Level, a BTEC / CTEC / CACHE qualification in Health and Social Care, or BTEC Applied Science.

Medicine and Dentistry- the Lowdown

This session provides students with information about the process of applying to Medicine and Dentistry courses, with a focus on the differences between programmes at different universities. The session also covers what universities are looking for in applicants, and how best to prepare to applying to study a Medicine or Dentistry course.

This talk is suitable for Year 12 / first year college students studying either Chemistry or Biology at A-level and intending to apply to Dental or Medical School.

Life at Medical School

This session, delivered by current Medical students studying at Leeds, introduces students to what life is like studying Medicine at Leeds. It also covers the decisions our students made in the application process, with time for questions from your students.

This session is suitable for Year 12 / first year college students studying either Chemistry or Biology at A Level, and interested in applying to study Medicine.

Life as a Healthcare Student

This session, delivered by current students from across our different healthcare programmes, introduces students to what life is like studying at Leeds. It also covers their experiences of the application process and why they chose their course, with time for questions from your students.

This session is suitable for Year 12 / first year college students interested in a career in Healthcare.

Life at Dental School

This session, delivered by current Dental students studying at Leeds, introduces students to what life is like studying a Dentistry programme at Leeds. It also covers the decisions our students made in the application process, with time for questions from your students.

This session is suitable for Year 12 / first year college students studying either Chemistry and Biology at A Level, and interested in applying to study Dentistry.

Life as a Psychology Student

This session, delivered by current Psychology students studying at Leeds, introduces students to what life is like studying Psychology at Leeds. It also covers the decisions our students made in the application process, with time for questions from your students.

This session is suitable for Year 12 / first year college students studying at least one Science subject at A Level, and interested in applying to study Psychology.

Preparing for Admissions Tests

The focus of this session is on introducing students to the admissions tests used by Medical and Dental Schools, the BMAT and the UCAT. The session covers key dates and costs, the structure of each tests, and covers a quick introduction to the types of questions each test involves.

This session is suitable for Year 12 and Year 13 / first and second year college students intending to apply for Medical or Dental School.

Preparing for Interviews

This session covers the different types of interviews used by universities to select students for their healthcare, medicine and dentistry programmes. This interactive session introduces students to the skills and attributes that are assessed at interview and top tips for preparing for both online and face to face interviews.

This session is suitable for Year 13 / second year college students applying to a Medicine and Health programme.

Where can Psychology take me?

This session focuses on the different careers and graduate opportunities available to Psychology students, highlighting the value of a Psychology degree in providing students with a wide ranging skill set, as well as the different areas of Psychology students may want to study after an undergraduate degree.

This session is suitable for Year 12 / first year college students studying at least one Science subject at A Level, and interested in applying to study Psychology.