School of Earth and Environment

Environmental Science Academy

Be inspired by our free Environmental Science Taster Day!

Are you interested in the environment, and the challenges of global issues like climate change? If so, a degree in Environmental Science may be just what you’re looking for! Why not come for a taster day at the University of Leeds, and find out more about this fascinating and rewarding subject? You can sign up now for our next FREE one day event which is on Thursday 5th July. This event is suitable for Year 12 students, who are studying at least one science subject. Students can attend alone, or as part of a school group.

See the programme for July 5th <here>.

What’s in the programme?

  • Spend a day on campus, learning about Environmental Science and life as a student
  • Take part in hands-on workshops using our excellent computing and laboratory facilities
  • Attend a lecture by a world-leading scientist covering their ground-breaking research
  • Enjoy a FREE lunch with current students and lecturers
  • Receive an official 'Certificate of Achievement' on completion

Thursday 5th July 2018 (09.30-15:00)

This event is open to students from Year 12 who are studying at least one science subject.

School parties are restricted to a maximum of six students, and teachers should register their interest at their earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.

Individual Year 12 students can attend independently, if they provide an emergency contact.

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.

To request a booking form, or for more information, email envstudiesacademy@leeds.ac.uk

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.


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)

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.