‘Linking Leeds’ Seminar Series


A new seminar series designed to connect academic knowledge with pressing policy agendas.


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 work and pensions (DWP) have developed a new seminar series: Linking Leeds.

This seminar series will provide an opportunity to hear from both leading Social Scientists at the University of Leeds as well as prominent analysts, strategists and policy makers from the Department for Work and Pensions.

At the first event on 7 November (16.00-17.30), we will hear from Dr Anne Owen on ‘Demographic Change, Consumption and the UK’s energy needs’ – Register for the 07 November event here.

Next, on 28 November (12.00- 13.30), we will hear from Professor Irena Gruglis on ‘Soft Skills at Work’ – Register for the 28 November event here.

At December’s event, we will hear from Jeroen Bastiaanssen on ‘Youth mobility and access to economic opportunities’, and Dr Jana Javornik on Parenthood and aring: how men and women balance work and caring responsibilities – employers’ data’. Register for the 12 December event here.

All timings will include 30 minutes for questions & answers after the seminar and each session will include refreshments or lunch. For further information, please contact LSSI Coordinator, Hannah Crow (H.E.Crow@leeds.ac.uk).