JumpStart is a six week course which is aimed at mature learners who are thinking about applying to university. You are given an idea of what kinds of skills are needed for university study and the opportunity to develop these skills, as well as support from our guidance staff to help you decide what your next steps should be.

The course runs on Wednesday evenings and includes two Saturday sessions. There are two courses per academic year, the first usually running from the end of September or the beginning of October and the second running from the end of February.

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If you’d like to speak with a member of the JumpStart team, please email us at lifelonglearning@leeds.ac.uk.

If you already have some experience of Higher Education (whether or not this is equivalent to UK university study) this course will not be suitable for you – however, if you wish to discuss your options please email our advice and guidance service.