School of Design

Welcome to the School of Design. Here you’ll find everything you need to know about starting your studies. We’ve also included some helpful links at the bottom to direct you to anything else you might need.

If you’re a postgraduate researcher, find your faculty welcome and induction information to help you get started

What do I need to do before I arrive?

Make sure you register and you’ve got all of your belongings with you – don’t forget your passport and acceptance letters!

You will receive a letter from your programme leader at the beginning of December.  This will tell you everything you need to know to prepare for your course and what materials you’ll need before teaching begins.

What welcome activities do you have planned to welcome me to the School of Design?

We have a range of activities planned for you during the School of Design’s January Welcome Week (week commencing 11th January 2021). You will receive an itinerary of the Welcome Week activities with the letter you will receive from your programme leader at the beginning of December.

Leeds University Union also have welcome activities planned for you.

How will I get to know other students?

There’ll be an opportunity to meet other students during the School of Design’s Welcome Week, and there are also opportunities for extra-curricular activities and societies available through LUU.

You can also join the School of Design Society (SODS) on Facebook.

How will I find out more about my programme?

Programme leaders will be providing a welcome talk for you during the School of Design’s Welcome Week. Please refer to the itinerary that will be sent to you in December for the specific dates and times for your programme. More information about your programme can be found on our faculty page in the Transition to Leeds Minerva organisation.

Programme information can also be found on the programme catalogue.

Will I be required to attend face-to-face sessions? 

Where possible, safe and practical, you’ll have small group sessions delivered face-to-face. Other content will be delivered online.

Will I meet my academic personal tutor face-to-face?

Personal tutors will contact you directly to arrange a meeting, and these meetings are currently being done online.

Where can I go for support? 

There’s lots of support available in the School of Design. Jane Rushton is our Student Support Officer and School Disability Contact. If needed, Jane can direct you to wellbeing resources, provide guidance on extensions and mitigations, as well as advise on Disability Services available. J.A.Rushton@leeds.ac.uk

The University also has Wellbeing resources which you can access here Wellbeing

You can also contact:

PGT Programme Leaders;

•    MA Fashion Enterprise and Society: Caroline Hemingray C.S.Hemingray@leeds.ac.uk 
•    MA Global Fashion Management: Edel Moore E.M.Moore@leeds.ac.uk 
•    MA Design: Vien Cheung T.L.V.Cheung@leeds.ac.uk 
•    MSc Textile Sustainability and Innovation: Muhammad Tausif M.Tausif@leeds.ac.uk 

How will practical or lab sessions be managed?

  • When face-to-face teaching on campus is possible, a safe social distance of two metres will be maintained.
  • Rooms and equipment will be cleaned at the beginning and end of each day.
  • Where possible, one-way systems will be used and hand-sanitiser made available. You can find out more about how the University is keeping a safe environment on campus here

Are there any specialist software or systems that I need for my programme and where do I find out information about it? 

Your module tutor will let you know of any specialist software you’ll need.

How will I be able to provide feedback on the delivery of my modules?

You can provide mid-module and end of module feedback.

How will I have my say on my programme and school?

You can become a course representative and feedback directly to the school about your course.

You can also provide feedback at the end of every module.

What is the role of course representatives and how do I volunteer?

Course representatives provide valuable feedback gathered from their peers about the student experience. If you’re interested in being a course rep please contact your programme leader.

How does assessment work on my programme and what support is provided with academic skills?

You’ll have various methods of assessment throughout your modules and have the opportunity to receive feedback to support your learning. At the end of your modules you’ll receive summative feedback.

The Library has various resources to support student learning  including academic skills see Skills@Library

Other useful links