Careers and Industry

Opportunities for Employers and Industry

If you have an opportunity for our students or graduates, we offer a wide range of ways for you to get involved.

We encourage partnerships and collaboration with industry and offer a wide range of ways for you to get involved.

Working with Leeds Arts University offers invaluable benefits for your business and wider industry:

  • You’ll help us to continue to understand what you want from graduates, so we can continue to structure our curricula accordingly

  • Our staff and/or students could bring fresh insight and solutions to one of your business problems

  • You could benefit from the fresh ideas, new approaches and hard work of a placement student

  • You could meet and assess potential new recruits

  • You will have the satisfaction of helping students to learn from your experience, insights and inspiration

  • Contributing to the industry supports your own personal and professional development, and offers excellent networking opportunities.

We offer a wide range of options for working with us, from guest-speaking to taking a student on placement to collaborative projects.

Work with our students and graduates

Our students welcome the opportunity to collaborate with businesses and other organisations.

Our students have huge amounts of talent and enthusiasm to offer businesses. Benefit from their objective thinking, creative talent, hard work and motivation and, in return, our students benefit enormously from real-world industry experience and insight.

Students who understand how the creative industries work can help contribute to the overall growth of one the few growing sectors in the UK economy.


Sponsoring one of our exhibitions or events is a great way to spread your name in creative circles and to the general public.

Throughout the academic year, Leeds Arts University runs a busy programme of exhibitions and events. Some of these are aimed at our student community, some at the general public, and some at industry professionals.

Sponsorship provides a great opportunity to mingle with creative professionals, to get your name seen more widely, and to catch the eye of our future graduates. We offer a range of sponsorship opportunities:

  • Creative Networks — These excellent networking events attract senior professionals from all over the region to hear internationally renowned speakers.

  • Exhibitions — We have a comprehensive programme of exhibitions every year, held in galleries and other spaces at both of our Leeds sites. These are open to the public and we also have a mailing list of regular attendees.

  • End of year shows — These feature our students’ work and are of outstanding quality. They are open to the public and attract over 3,000 visitors per year.


We encourage and value great partnerships with employers, creative practitioners and industry, both locally and nationally.

Organisations who form long term relationships with Leeds Arts University benefit from great PR, talent management and expert consultancy. We have significant expertise in translating your business needs into a framework that supports your company and makes the education we offer our students relevant to their future career.

Find out more

If you have an opportunity for our students or graduates, contact the Careers, Employability and Enterprise team to discuss the options.
You can also promote opportunities directly on our Careers Portal:

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