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The Centre for Democratic Engagement is very pleased to announce that CDE member Chantal Sullivan-Thomsett has been awarded the Research Dissemination Award for her work and expertise on Germany. For more details please see here.
The Centre for Democratic Engagement is very pleased to announce the availability of four different types of PhD scholarships for a 2022 entry. Please see further details in each of the links below. Possible candidates are very welcome to contact staff from the CDE to explore ideas for a PhD project. ESRC White Rose DTP…
In collaboration with climate change charity Hope for The Future, Professor Leston-Bandeira ran a workshop for young people, which was selected to be part of the 2021 ESRC festival of Social Sciences. The workshop aimed to demonstrate to young people how they can campaign for change, namely through the use of petitions to parliament, drawing…
CDE member Dr Alexandra Meakin has been invited to present her research on the Restoration and Renewal of the Palace of Westminster to the Parliaments, Politics and People seminar series organised by The History of Parliament. Dr Meakin’s paper sets out five themes from the history of the Palace which can help to explain decisions…
Centre for Democratic Engagement members Dr Viktoria Spaiser and Dr Nicole Nisbett are going to the COP26 in Glasgow as part of a University of Leeds team engaged in this year’s UNFCCC Climate Change Conference, 1-12 November 2021. They will be there in the context of the UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship award granted to Dr…
CDE PGR Miranda Duffy, her teenage daughter, Tess, and guest Dr Debbie Rosen from the Priestley International Centre for Climate (@PriestleyCentre) will be talking about how to encourage teenagers and pre-teens to engage with climate change and COP26 in a special radio show for the National Science and Media Museum’s Science Festival this October half…
Centre for Democratic Engagement members Viktoria Spaiser and Nicole Nisbett have launched an online citizen discussion on climate change, from the 30 September to the 30 November. This is being developed in collaboration with various researchers across the University of Leeds, coordinated by Energy Leeds and with support from partners from the Leeds, Bradford and…
The CDE is very pleased to announce more success in the latest round of grants awarded: CDE member Dr Derek Edyvane has been awarded an AHRC Research, Development and Engagement Fellowship to lead a project on ‘Ordinary Citizenship’. This project helps to create a healthier democracy by exploring the idea and value of ‘ordinary citizenship’,…
The Centre for Democratic Engagement is very proud to announce that its member Dr Viktoria Spaiser has been awarded one of the very competitive UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships! Dr Spaiser will  research how we can accelerate social change (change in policies, institutions and behaviours) in response to the climate crisis – an absolutely top priority…