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Excellence Hub

The Excellence Hub for Yorkshire and Humber runs exciting events for young people aged 11 to 18 to help enrich their experiences in school and college. Our programme covers a diverse range of subjects and disciplines and offers young people the chance to experience a taster session or a masterclass in an area that interests them.

The Excellence Hub is a regional collaboration between University of Leeds, University of Sheffield and University of York.

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If you'd like to receive alerts about new events, send us an email at and we'll add you to our mailing list.

Who can participate?

Eligibility criteria

  • Students must have been identified as being high achieving by their school/college to be eligible to attend Excellence Hub events.

Please note that priority will be given to students who also meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • The student is eligible to receive free school meals
  • There is no history of Higher Education (studying at university level) in the student’s immediate family (excluding siblings)
  • The student is living in, or has experienced a period of time living in, Local Authority Care

Students or groups of students who do not meet any of these criteria are still welcome to apply to attend events. However, priority will be given to students who meet the above criteria.

How to apply/book

Visit the Excellence Hub website to find events which you would like to attend.

Excellence Hub website

If you would like to attend an event but cannot make the date shown, please contact us directly.

Contact us

The Excellence Hub is coordinated by Angela Purdham at the University of York:

Angela Purdham
The University of York
Student Recruitment and Admissions
YO10 5DD

If you are attending an event at The University of Sheffield and need to speak to a member of staff please contact

Partnerships Team
Outreach and Widening Participation
Student Services
Level 3, The Arts Tower
Western Bank Sheffield
S10 2TN

Telephone Number: 0114 222 1027