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The ICKLE project focuses on ten primary schools in Leeds to investigate the impact of disruption to schooling during the COVID-19 pandemic. The project explores children’s progress in key foundation skills during the transition from reception to Year 1, and schools’ and families’ experiences of providing support for learning. The...

Applications are now open for researchers from across all disciplines to deliver public engagement events throughout November We’re pleased to share that Expressions of Interest are now open for the ESRC Festival of Social Science (FoSS) 2021. The festival is an annual event that showcases leading social science research or...

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a PGR student to work on a project with Pluto Journals Ltd and the International Journal of Disability and Social Justice. Pluto Journals Ltd is an international scholarly Journal publisher for the Social Sciences. The Company is owned by the Pluto Educational Trust, a...

Deadline: Monday 6th September at 12 noon The ESRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) supports a comprehensive portfolio of activities and resources across the social science community which will maximise the potential for impact of social science research and contribute to economic and societal development regionally, nationally and internationally. Focused on...

We are pleased to share that Dr Sahla Aroussi, Dr Gehan Selim and Dr Kate Pangbourne will join Leeds Social Sciences Institute as Deputy Directors from 1st August. Dr Sahla Aroussi Dr Sahla Aroussi joined the School of Politics and International Studies in September 2020 and received her PhD in...

PRIDE IN THE FIELD (PIF): Promoting Inclusive Fieldwork Spaces for LGBTQ+ Workers in Research, Policy and Practice, is led by Dr Martin Zebracki in the School of Geography. Through knowledge exchange, developing community support and co-production of resources, PIF supports global beneficiaries in pursuing socially important fieldwork in (more) inclusive...

Dr Catherine Davies in the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies has been involved in a new project investigating how changes in sleep, parenting style, social interactions, screen use and outdoor activities impacted children’s cognitive development during the Spring 2020 lockdown. The first paper from that project has just been...

We are looking for PGRs to present research posters at an online workshop, Aiming for Impact: Exploring Global Challenges and Sustainable Development. We encourage a wide range of topics connected to global challenges and sustainable development goals (SDGs). Posters will be assessed on both originality and ability to demonstrate transdisciplinary research...

We’re pleased to announce that LSSI has appointed a new Interim Director, Professor Louise Waite from 17th May. “I am excited to let you all know that I’ll be taking over from Adam Crawford as Interim Director of LSSI from May 2021. I have been a close friend of LSSI...

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) are looking for new members to join their Grant Assessment Panels. The vacancies include 8 Academic members, 3 User members and 1 vacancy for Chair. The role of the Grant Assessment Panels is to appraise proposals submitted under the responsive mode schemes and...