Celebrating influential social science research

The University showcases our leading social science research in this year's ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) Festival, taking place from 7-14 November.

Esrc festival

These events will offer an insight into some of the UK's leading social science research, and how it influences our social, economic and political lives. 

There are over 200 events across the UK to choose from, including some taking place here on campus:

  • Work and employment in 21st century Leeds workshop: This workshop for students looks into 21st century working in Leeds, including a 'question time' debate and a short talk on the value of quantitative skills in the workplace. Organised by the University’s Q-Step Centre, forty-five year 12 pupils, from schools and colleges around Leeds and Bradford, visited the University to take part in an event on Work and Employment in 21st Century Cities.

  • ‘The Road to Paris: Accelerating International Action on Low Carbon Cities’: With the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change)21st Conference of Parties approaching, it is a timely opportunity for experts in this field to present key findings from their respective areas. Speakers include Andy Gouldson, Professor of Environmental Policy; John Barrett, Professor of Sustainability Research; Nick Godfrey, Head of Policy and Urban Development for the NCE and Councillor Alex Sobel, General Manager at Social Enterprise Yorkshire and the Humber. See more information about this event.  

To see other events taking place across the UK, visit the ESRC website

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