School of Earth and Environment

Environmental Science Academy

Be inspired by our science sessions

Hosted by the School of Earth and Environment at Leeds, the Environmental Science Academy offers you a unique way of learning through inspiring science sessions.

You can sign up for our next FREE one day event which is on Wednesday 10th January. The event is designed around the Environmental Science AS/A2 level curriculum that you will cover in years 11 and 12. 

The event is ideal if you’re studying this subject or related subjects such as Geography and Biology*.

You’ll benefit from the environmental expertise and hi-tech facilities at the University, and learn about the natural environment by gaining hands-on experience of lab work where you will analyse and investigate a wide range of interesting soil and river samples collected from the Yorkshire region.

*Please note: Priority will be given to students studying Environmental Science, but students studying another science subject or Geography are also encouraged to apply.

What do our science sessions cover?

  • Spend a day on campus, learning about environmental science and life as a student
  • Gain experience of using cutting-edge laboratories – conduct interesting experiments and analyse field samples
  • Attend lectures by world-leading scientists covering their ground-breaking research – hear how the experts tackle today's environmental challenges
  • Enjoy a FREE lunch with current students and lecturers
  • Receive an official 'Certificate of Achievement' on completion

Wednesday 10th January 2018 (9.30am-3.45pm)

We accept students from Years 11 and 12 who are studying Environmental Science, Geography and/or Biology.

School parties should register their interest at their earliest convenience to avoid disappointment and groups must be accompanied by a teacher.

Individual Year 12 students can attend independently, they just need to provide an emergency contact on booking a place.

To book places send your name, school/college and email address to envstudiesacademy@leeds.ac.uk

The day is completely free of charge and lunch and refreshments will be provided. The appropriate Health and Safety procedures will be completed ensuring the safety of all participants. All equipment and lab garments will be provided.

Programme outline

  • Introduction to the ES Academy and Environmental Science @ Leeds
  • Lab analysis and interpretation of results using scientific equipment
  • Lunch with current students and lecturers
  • Lectures by environmental scientists and an opportunity for Q&A

For further information contact: envstudiesacademy@leeds.ac.uk

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The School of Earth and Environment is committed to delivering ground-breaking research to solve real-world environmental problems. At the ES Academy you will get a chance to meet with a number of world-leading scientists.

The power of our research

  • A world-class research centre that publishes approximately 200 research papers a year
  • One of the UK's leading centres for research funding
  • 4 lead authors of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
  • The home of the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) and the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP)
  • We hold a strong partnership and share staff with the UK Meteorological Office
  • We lead 3 scientific themes of the NERC National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO)

The ES Academy is hosted by the School of Earth and Environment, which is one of the largest Environmental Science providers in the UK.

  • £23.5m building providing students to access to cutting-edge laboratories and teaching equipment.
  • Choose from one of the UK's broadest range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses related to our planet.
  • The School has the highest level of National Environmental Research Council (NERC) funding which helps us attract the world's leading academics.
  • The School is 1st in the UK for the quantity of world-leading research (Research Excellence Framework, 2014).

Find out more about the School of Earth and Environment.


If you're interested in studying environmental science at university, the School of Earth and Environment offers the following degrees:


Our MEnv BSc degrees are four years and enable you to gain a Masters degree, while spending a year abroad in Australasia or North America.

Our Sustainability and Environmental degrees are accredited by the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) which means that on successful completion, you will automatically qualify for Associate Membership of IEMA (a step which usually requires an additional exam after a period of work experience). Student membership shows future employers just how serious you are about building a future in environment and sustainability.

Accreditation by the industry body will enhance your CV and make you stand out from the crowd. We are the only Russell Group University to offer an undergraduate degree accredited by IEMA.

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