The Progression Team, supported by our Progression Ambassadors, work strategically with our Partner Schools and Colleges as part of our Access Agreement, approved by the Office for Fair Access.

As part of the Access Agreement the aspiration raising activities are targeted to reach out to students who are experiencing disadvantage to their potential to progress into higher education whether for economic reasons, location, previous family experience of higher education, ethnic origin, disability or are a care leaver.

We provide activities for primary school pupils, through to art and design students in years 9 to 13, offering a range of activities that inform the young of the routes into, and choices within, the creative industries as a career.

We also deliver information, advice and guidance, presentations, creative workshops, small group taster days in specialist processes such as glass, metal work, printmaking and casting. We also provide a focus on the application process into art and design courses by running personal statement writing workshops, mock interviews and portfolio guidance.

Activities can be held in school, at school/college careers events or during daytime or twilight sessions at the Blenheim Walk campus.

If you are already a partner school with Leeds Arts University or would like to discuss coming into partnership with us, please contact the Progression Team

The range of activities we can offer:

  • Information, Advice and Guidance
  • Presentations
  • Insights into the creative industries as a career
  • Taster days
  • Personal statement writing
  • Portfolio preparation
  • Interview preparation
  • Mock interviews
  • Mentoring
  • Campus tours
  • Creative workshops
  • Gallery/collection focused visits
  • After School Club

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