Leeds Arts University is strongly committed to its outreach and aspiration raising activities. Widening Participation is embedded within our mission statement and our values. We work hard to engage with young people, mature learners and communities as part of the Office for Students (OfS) agreed Access and Participation Plans.

We work in partnership to provide current information, advice and guidance towards Higher Education and support the transition of disadvantaged individuals towards the creative industries through their educational experience.

Widening Participation engagement is organised through the Progression Team. Current Leeds Arts University staff and students deliver a range of activities with our partner schools and universities throughout the year, the range of activities vary between Easter & Summer Schools, the After School Taster Course, workshop taster sessions for all stages from primary, secondary, further education to mature learners, as well as providing mentoring, campus tours and presentations.

These activities provide the participants with a look into the programmes of study that we deliver and an insight into the student experience as a creative student. We also provide a focus on employment and developing a career in the creative industries through Higher Education.

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