The Princess of Wales visits the Esther Simpson Building as she continues the launch of her new national campaign

Shaping Us aims to raise awareness and promote the importance of positive early childhood experiences in shaping adults and future society. 

Her Royal Highness took part in an introductory session to a second-year module on the School of Education’s BA (Hons) Childhood Studies course. It followed a visit earlier in the day to Leeds’ iconic Kirkgate Market, where she discussed early childhood with vendors and members of the community.  

We fully support Shaping Us, which reflects the University’s wider ambition to help create a fairer and more equal society for all.   

Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Simone Buitendijk 

During her visit to the University’s Esther Simpson Building, she also talked to students about their studies and discussed the issues highlighted by a Shaping Us short film.  

Construction of the Esther Simpson Building was completed for Leeds University Business School and the School of Law in September 2021. 

In line with both the University’s determination to build a fairer future for all and to redefine the curriculum, the building houses transformative and flexible teaching spaces that are designed help to better equip students for working collaboratively.