Student Talent Spotting Team


The Student Talent Spotting Team

The Student Talent Spotting Team offer programmes of activity aimed at raising the aspirations and achievements of gifted and talented young people. Our two key schemes are the Thomas Transition Programme (TTP) for year 11 students and Reach for Excellence (RFE) for students in year 12 and 13. We are also a proud partner of the Excellence Hub – Yorkshire & Humber for students in Year 7-13.  Our Talent Spotting programmes are designed to enhance students’ current and future studies through subject taster sessions and study skills sessions. In addition, students have the opportunity to attend workshops and information sessions in careers, finance and UCAS amongst others. Our workshops give students invaluable impartial guidance and advice when making the difficult decisions regarding what to study, where to study, how to finance their studies and how to make a good UCAS application. Supporting young people who demonstrate the potential to access a selective university but who may not have considered entry to research intensive higher education is our fundamental aim. The Talent Spotting Team provides able young people with the practical knowledge and confidence to apply to research intensive universities such as The University of Leeds.

Reach for Excellence Applications 2017

Applications to the Reach for Excellence programme have now closed

Applications opened at 12pm, Monday 11th September 2017 and closed at 12pm, Friday 17th November 2017

We will NOT be accepting late applications

Applicants who have submit applications to the scheme can expect to find out if they have been successful in gaining a place mid December 2017. The Reach for Excellence Programme for successful applicants will then commence with our Induction Day on Saturday 27th January 2018.