Events

A seminar series designed to connect academic knowledge with pressing policy agendas Leeds Social Sciences Institute (LSSI) and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) developed a seminar series to help build richer connections between the academic and policy worlds. The seminar series: Linking Leeds, has now moved online and provides an opportunity to hear from both leading Social Scientists…
Linking Leeds has expanded to include the Department for Transport (DfT). The Linking Leeds webinars aim to help build a richer connection between the academic and policy worlds by inviting Social Scientists from Leeds and members of the government department to engage in dialogue around key research questions of mutual interest. If you are an academic…
This talk will consider what future resilient cities might look like and how resilience can be built into future transport system design. In order to help build a richer connection between the academic and policy worlds, the Leeds Social Sciences Institute (LSSI) at the University of Leeds and the Department for Transport (DfT) have jointly…

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Join Callum Patterson to hear about the journey he has taken following the completion of an undergraduate degree in Economics and Economic History at the University of York and has carved out a career path to land himself the position as Principle at FMA. Part of a series of Alumni talks sharing their career journeys…
Employability skills are the skills you have developed as part of Your Story so far, both inside and outside of academia. Employability Skills can be defined as the transferable skills needed by an individual to make them ’employable’. Along with good technical understanding and subject knowledge, employers often outline a set of skills that they…
Hear first hand from Laura, Nifty Fox, Founder and Creative Director about how following the completion of an undergraduate degree in Sociology and a Masters in Social Research , she went on to become the Founder and Director of Nifty Fox, a visual storytelling company that uses ‘the power of pictures to explain processes, captivate…
What are your core values, and why are they important to consider when evaluating your career options? Alignment between your career and your core values produces satisfaction, a sense of happiness and fulfilment. A misalignment can cause can everything from minor problems to major disruptions.
The University of York’s Careers Team will deliver an interactive session looking at how your skills are transferable to a career beyond academia.
Join us for an hour long conversation with Ella Moonan-Howard on how she is balancing studying for a Gerontology PhD while setting up her own social enterprise supporting adults in later life.
Career Psychologist Hannah Courtney Bennett will guide you through healthier habits to boost your future careers.
Dr Sam Lewis, Associate Professor in the School of Law at Leeds, will draw upon her national and local research to discuss the lived reality of CPV alongside the DWP’s support services for domestic violence victims.
Many of us ‘get’ the idea of co-design – designing with, not for – the people most impacted by a given decision, solution or implementation. Leading social scientist and Nobel Laureate Herbert Simon suggested 40 years ago that, “everyone designs who devises courses of action aimed at changing existing situations into preferred ones.” Most of us design….
This webinar will present findings from the Review of Research-Policy Collaboration between the University of Leeds and Leeds City Council. The Review was carried by Leeds Social Sciences Institute (LSSI) during Spring/Summer 2020. The aim was to help enhance the value and impact of research and policy partnerships and maximise the benefits of collaborative working…