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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We are surrounded more and more today by numbers, graphs, data and other quantitative information. Do we have the skills to make sense of all this? This event will highlight the benefits of a new applied post-16 mathematics qualification, Core Maths, to individual students and to society more broadly. By presenting the sort of context-rich…
We are surrounded more and more today by numbers, graphs, data and other quantitative information. Do we have the skills to make sense of all this? This event will highlight the benefits of a new applied post-16 mathematics qualification, Core Maths, to individual students and to society more broadly. By presenting the sort of context-rich…
The role that rapidly increasing food prices or food shortages may play in the onset of social unrest and political change has intrigued observers for many years. This has attracted renewed interest in recent years with sharp rises in prices in many societies occurring at the same time as significant levels of instability, protest and…
Turbo Typing is a free online game, where players type sentences as quickly and accurately as possible. After typing a short series of sentences, they will be shown metrics on their performance (such as words per minute, percentage error, and their fastest time between key presses). These metrics will be presented visually, within the performance…
Registration is now open to Postgraduate Research Students and Early Career Researchers from across the Social Sciences for this power hour training session. The session aims to help researchers clearly communicate their existing research to private sector stakeholders; and identify ways to approach and make connections with these stakeholders, as well as create potential collaborations….
This event has been funded through our Impact Acceleration Account’ – ‘Rapid Action’ Fund. This two-day event will explore current issues for the field of ‘English for Speakers of Other Languages’ (ESOL).   A two-day seminar to explore current issues for the field of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), adult migrants in the…
Kalypso Nicolaidis talk will draw from her new crowd-funded book “Exodus, Reckoning, Sacrifice: Three Meanings of Brexit” Professor Kalypso Nicolaidis is one of the foremost experts on Brexit and on the EU. She has a “wise man” for the European Council and is currently chair of Oxford University Working Group on Brexit. Kalypso Nicolaidis talk…
This event is part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science (running 2-9 November). The FoSS celebrates some of the country’s leading social science research, demonstrating how the work of social scientists has an impact on all of our lives. The Future of Leeds Parks Public parks have been vital features of our cities since…
This event is part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science (running 2-9 November). The FoSS celebrates some of the country’s leading social science research, demonstrating how the work of social scientists has an impact on all of our lives. Automation in Life What springs to mind when you hear the word Automation? If it…
This workshop is part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science (running 2-9 November). The FoSS celebrates some of the country’s leading social science research, demonstrating how the work of social scientists has an impact on all of our lives. What Makes People Happy at Work? Insights from Quantitative Data In this interactive, computer-based session,…