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Information for organisations

Our experience shows that organisations who engage with the scheme report that postgraduate researchers bring  new energy  and  fresh insights  to their organisation and produce valuable reports that inform future work. 

Aims of the scheme: 

  • To provide PGRs with the opportunities to develop their professional skills and collaborative understanding of research users and their needs through research-based engagement with businesses/organisations. 
  • To provide organisations with access to innovative ideas, knowledge and research that could improve policy or practice and enhance organisational learning and performance. 
  • To foster the development of collaborative partnerships between businesses/organisations and researchers at the University of Leeds. 
  • To enhance the take-up and application of evidence-based knowledge and maximise the impact of social science research within the business community. 

Placements are based on 130 hours and LSSI will provide a bursary to cover the students' expenses.  If the project has further costs outside of this, these will need to be covered by the partner organisation. 

Guidance for the scheme and application template can be found on the links below. 

If you have any questions regarding the scheme please contact LSSI Manager, Cheryl Harris, c.a.harris@leeds.ac.uk. 

LSSI Postgraduate Research Student Placement - Guidance Document (docx), File Download