The Faculty of Medicine and Health have a number of voluntary student groups that facilitate widening participation and outreach activities for local schools and colleges and are available to visit throughout the year.
WAMS (Widening Access to Medical School) are a group of current medical students, supported by the School of Medicine Admissions Team. Having gone through the application process, they can offer practical advice and support to students going through the application process and tell them about their own journey to higher education. You can find out more information about upcoming workshops and e-mentoring here.
Open Wide are a voluntary group of current dental students, supported by academic and admissions staff within the School of Dentistry. They run workshops for both primary and secondary students, with topics ranging from the importance of good oral health to the importance of making the correct GCSE and A Level choices. To find out more about workshop availability and upcoming online Q&A sessions, click here.
PsychU are a group of Psychology students committed to widening participation to Psychology courses at University. Supported by Dr Liam Hill, Academic Lead for Widening Participation within the School of Psychology, they facilitate workshops as part of our Psychology Taster Days and can deliver sessions to schools within the local area. To enquire about workshop availability, please contact us.
Leeds Loves Healthcare aims to send current Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work students into schools and colleges to talk about their journey to higher education and their experiences at Leeds. To find out more, visit our events page and fill in our enquiry form.