2. Who are we?
• Undertaking our final capstone project in public engagement
• A bit about ourselves…
What is our aim?
• Give you a better understanding of what it's like to transition to
• How different the learning and teaching is at university
• Give you a taster session with two patient case studies on
• Help you with your A-level revision
Cara Raynaud (3rd year BSc Medical Sciences)
Kailing Cao (3rd year BSc Neuroscience)
Daniel Heathcote (3rd year BSc Neuroscience)
Mark Webb (3rd year BSc Sport and Exercise Sciences)
3. Our plan for this first session:
1. Why go to university?
2. Typical week at university
3. Differences with teaching and learning
4. Adapting to everyday life
5. Clubs and societies at University of Leeds
6. Financial support
7. Student support and wellbeing
4. Our plan for the following sessions
Week 2 (7th of March)
• Learning about cardiovascular physiology using the workbook to
prepare you for the case studies
Week 3 (14th of March)
• First case study that we will do with you
Week 4 (21st of March)
• Second case study on a rare genetic disease related to
cardiovascular disease that you will answer in groups supervised by
one of us
5. What is your first impression of
Scan this QR code on your phones and send in your answers!
6. Why go
You have a strong passion for
Improve future career
Develop your independence
Gain great experience in a
new environment and meet
‘university challenges you to become an
independent critical thinker’
(University of Leeds)
7. Typical week at University...
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
9h-12h in person and online study, 3h-6h
practical session in labs, regular workshops,
personal tutorials, private study
Focus on building key skills, understanding and knowledge
Prepare you for final year
In-course exams and MCQ
Private study and research
Final year project
+++ Private study and
8. Teaching and learning
• Blended education: a mix of short pre-recorded screencasts followed by in-
person and hands on practical classes
• Flexible learning: lectures are recorded so that you can go back and watch them
in your own time
• Active learning activities: activities that involved you to independently direct
your learning and take initiatives to solve a problem developing key skills such as
communication, team-work and problem solving:
Researching a particular disease in a group and giving a presentation
Presenting a scientific paper to your fellow students
Analysing data from an experiment and writing up a short report
Hybrid learning describes a mix between online and in-
Especially over the COVID-19 pandemic, online learning has
become a more prominent tool used by universities.
Online learning can consist of both pre-recorded lectures
that you are required to watch in your own time and online
lectures or seminars at a set time. In this case students are
expected to attend and can interact with the lecturer and
Unlike schools and college, you won't be led by
the hand and help every step of the way!
Lecturers and personal tutors are there to help
but you are the one that must initiate the
interaction if you want help
How do I become autonomous in my learning?
I need to find an effective note taking technique
during lectures either using paper or a computer
For exams and assignments, I need to research
the topic and add to the notes I already have from
I need to practice past examination papers to
I need to develop a good work routine with time
for my academic work and social life
I need to develop healthy habits and try my best
to attend every lecture as it is easy to get into the
habit of missing lectures
University is what YOU make of it!
11. Adapting to
If you are moving away
from home and living at
university, you’ll have to
be much more
organized with day-to-day
activities, e.g., cooking,
laundry, washing etc.
12. Getting involved
Sports and clubs
• Outdoor sports with sport facilities (Weetwood sports park, Boddington Playing
fields, Yorkshire Dales, boat house near Thwaite Mills Stourton)
• 'Get out and get active' programme
• Leeds University Union clubs
• The Edge
• Volunteering opportunities
13. Financial support from the University of Leeds:
1. Sports scholarship program
2. Coaching scholarships
3. Leeds Bursary
4. Scholarships on personal achievement: The Plus programme
5. Scholarships on academic achievement
Financial support from outside the University
1. Financial hardship funding
2. Government funding: Tuition fee loans and maintenance loans
3. NHS funding
4. Funding for disabled students (DSA)
5. Funding for students with dependents
14. Plus programme
Support scheme for UK-fee paying undergraduate and
postgraduate taught students who come from backgrounds that
are less represented at university
Help with transition, success and progression at University
You can get in touch with them
15. Student support and wellbeing
• Student advice at Leeds University Union
Gives confidential and personal advice and help. Open every day even week
ends during term time!
• Student services provide support if you are struggling with life at university
and would like some extra support
• Assigned personal tutor for your time at university
• Free counselling, well-being and mental health support
• Support for care-experienced students
• Careers and employability support
• Multi-faith campus and LUU include faith related student societies
16. What do you wish you had known
before coming to university?
You don't have to know what
you want to do in the future
It's ok not to make
You get as much out of
your coursework as you put in.
It's not all play, you have to sacrifice
How to have a good work-life
How to budget efficiently
A lot more content is covered
than at A levels.
How much success depends
It is important to attend lectures
17. What did students tell us?
I have become
I have undertaken
since starting uni
I have found it
easy to make
friends on and
off my course
It is easy to organise
my studying with my
Moving out of my
house is stressful
18. What did students tell us?
I enjoy my
My lecturers are
I found it easy
to meet my
I have regular
contact with my
19. In summary
• University is different to college and school in the way you are taught and
• University of Leeds has a hybrid style of learning
• You will have to become autonomous and take responsibility of your own
• You will have to adapt to living independently away from home (for those
moving to university)
• There are many societies and clubs for you to meet people
• Financial support, student support and wellbeing is there to help you at
• University is a great experience but do not think it will be all fun and games
you will have to work!
20. What is your first impression of
Scan this QR code on your phones and send in your answers!
21. Any questions?
See you next
session on the
7th of March!
Cara Raynaud: email@example.com
Kailing Cao: firstname.lastname@example.org
Daniel Heathcote: email@example.com
Mark Webb: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hinweis der Redaktion
Mark starts off
We present ourselves individually and what our journey has been so far, why we chose Leeds and this course.
This is our plan for the next three session
On 7th March, we will be learning about cardiovascular disease and background information to the case studies
On the 14th of March, we will do the first case study together
However, in the last session which is on 21st March, we will present you with the second case study, you will be working in a group to discuss some questions and hopefully, this will help you to find out the answer to the case study.
Students can ask any questions at this point
Ask students if they want to uni and which course they are interested in
Everything we are convering in this session if you need more info you can look at the website address in the workbook
University is unlike school and college where you get led by the hand and helps with every step.
The lecturer and personal tutor are there to help if you are struggling, but you need to start that conversation. They don’t know if you don’t tell them.
My main message is the more you put in, the more you get out of it!
Things you can do are make effective notes of lecture material, so write in your words using either pen, paper or computer.
For the revised exam, because I have to write an essay, so extra reading is really helpful to get higher marks. Also, practice with past papers
In addition, having a good routine or a timetable would help to balance your work and social life.
Most importantly, is to attend every lecture if you can, because you never know whether the recording is working fine.
At the university of Leeds,
There is a desk at the university union, which open everyday even weekends during the term time. They can give you personal advices etc. I believe other university has similar kind of things as well. They also offer free counselling, and mental health support.
You are assigned to a personal tutor with other 4 or 5 people on your course. You can talk to your personal tutor about both personal or academic life.
LUU has multiple culture and faith society, where you can attend the events to meet and make new friends.
Faculty of biological sciences has specific department to support your career options and employability