Supporting Families

We know that parents, guardians, friends and family members can be the biggest influence on the choices that a potential student makes for their future, providing a vital support network. It is understandable that you may feel anxious, particularly when a first time student moves away from home for study, and think it’s important that you are aware of what might be involved if they decide that studying at Leeds Conservatoire is for them.

Please note that we are unable to speak to third parties about specific cases without a student’s express permission due to data protection laws, and this includes speaking to parents, guardians, friends and family members. We appreciate that this can be frustrating for you, and we hope that you find the information on our website useful.

We have added some answers to frequently asked questions below that provide information and advice for parents, guardians, carers and family members who are supporting a student through the decision-making process when applying to a university or conservatoire. Some of these pages are specific to Leeds Conservatoire.

Frequently Asked Questions

Leeds Conservatoire offer both undergraduate courses and postgraduate courses. Please explore our website for further details on all of the courses that we offer.

Student Services has a team of experienced staff who can help with most issues that a student might face whilst studying. Please see the range of student support services that are available to students at Leeds Conservatoire.

Leeds Conservatoire students will have access to a range of opportunities throughout their time, please explore our Progression Portal for further details.

  • For guidance on the accommodation options available for students please visit the accommodation pages on our website.
  • For further information on what Leeds is like as a city please take a look at our Leeds City Guide.

Go Higher West Yorkshire have produced an impartial guide for parents and carers that should bring you up to speed with everything you will need to know. From finance to course choices, their website has plenty of information to support the decision-making process.

You can also download a free copy of the 'UniTasterDays Parents Guide to University 2022' from their website. This brochure has been produced for parents and guardians who aim to support a young person with their higher education decision.

Any Questions?

If you have any concerns, please encourage students to get in touch with us directly at Leeds Conservatoire. If they are unsure of who to speak to, they can always email and our friendly team can put them in touch with a relevant member of staff or department.

Leeds Junior Conservatoire

Leeds Junior Conservatoire (LJC) is a space for musicians aged 8-18 from Yorkshire and the North. Through sessions every Saturday in term time, LJC provides an inclusive and nurturing environment for young people to develop their creativity, connected by their passion for music.  

The courses are led by skilled educators with a breadth of music industry experience. We don’t want cost to be a barrier and proudly offer numerous bursaries, including fully funded options. 

We take a holistic approach to music education; our tuition isn’t limited to one style. Your child can play in a band, explore pop, try songwriting, give music production a go, develop their classical skills or hone music theory, supporting them to unlock their individuality and discover their sound. LJC is like a mini music industry under one roof, allowing young people to explore what makes them shine.  

Young people meet other like-minded musicians to discover where their artistic potential could lead. LJC aims to build skills and confidence, kickstart musical journeys, and provide a social environment for young creatives. Most of all, LJC aims to be fun. If you know a young person passionate about music, this is the place for them. 

Find out more about courses for under 18s on the LJC website pages

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