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LSSI Postgraduate Research Student Placement Opportunity An exciting opportunity has arisen for a PGR student to work on a project with FoodWise Leeds, hosted by Zest Leeds.  FoodWise Leeds is the local food partnership for city and is hosted within Zest. Our aim is to create a healthy, sustainable, and...

The ESRC Festival of Social Science is one of the largest co-ordinated endeavours undertaken by an economics and social science community and is indicative of ESRC’s commitment to public engagement. “This year the Festival will run throughout November and there will be a mixture of digital and face to face...

The International Green Academy is an interdisciplinary research project exploring how school and community gardens can transform cities and bring important benefits to both students and communities across Leeds and Glasgow. The urban educational farm at Harehills in Leeds, which is based at local charity CATCH (Community Action to Create...

We’re pleased to share that Dr Euan Raffle has been awarded an ESRC WRDTP Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Leeds, which will begin in October. The ESRC WRDTP Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme allows researchers in the immediate postdoctoral stage of their career to consolidate their PhD by developing publications, networks,...

We’re delighted to share that Silvia Olvera-Hernandez has received the Bridge Builder Award from the Society of Conservation Biology. The award acknowledges Silvia Olvera-Hernandez’s interdisciplinary research on performing values in local governance in Mexico, funded by Leeds Social Sciences Institute’s ESRC Impact Acceleration Account. This innovative project is in collaboration...

We’re pleased to share that Dr Natalie James, was successful in securing an ESRC WRDTP Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Leeds, which will begin in October. The ESRC WRDTP Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme allows researchers in the immediate postdoctoral stage of their career to consolidate their PhD by developing publications, networks,...

Dr Matt Homer and Dr Rachel Mathieson, based in the School of Education, have been working on an ESRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) funded project to produce a range of briefings and videos to help develop awareness and increase take-up of Core Maths. This is impact follow-up work from their...

We are pleased to share a new video to showcase the Routes programme, a collaborative initiative delivered in partnership with the Universities of Sheffield, Leeds and York as part of the White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership (WRDTP). Routes is an enterprise support programme aiming to support social science PGRs and...

LSSI commissioned a three-part animation series by Nifty Fox Creative. The new animations provide an overview of our Review of Collaboration project between the University of Leeds and Leeds City Council, along with myth-busting about working with both councils and universities. The Review was carried out last year to help...

An opportunity has arisen for a Communications and Graduate Coordinator to join Leeds Social Sciences Institute (LSSI) on a fixed term contract until September 2022. Are you an experienced and organised administrator looking to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive universities? Do you have strong communication...