Welcome to Q-Step at the University of Leeds
Over a five-year period from 2013, fifteen universities across the UK are delivering specialist undergraduate programmes, including new courses and work placements. Q-Step was developed as a strategic response to the shortage of quantitatively-skilled social science graduates. It is funded by the Nuffield Foundation, the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).
The University of Leeds received Q-Step funding in September 2014, and between 2014-2018, we are implementing an exciting programme of activities to help develop quantitative skills in the social sciences at the University. This includes:
- New modules in quantitative methods and skills
- Pathways in quantitative methods on some social science degrees
- Deeper embedding of quantitative methods and skills in undergraduate degrees across the social sciences
- Placement opportunities for undergraduate students
- Summer schools
- Schools engagement activities
- Employer engagement
- The development of digital resources to promote and develop quantitative skills in the social sciences
- Masterclasses and workshops
ESRC Festival of Social Science 2020 We were very pleased to welcome 15 Year 12 social science students to our ESRC Festival of Social Science online workshop on 12th November. Workshop participants engaged in lively discussion and activities which explored: what makes people happy at work? and insights that quantitative data can provide in relation...
Opportunity: DSSGx Turing UK Data Science for Social Good Fellowship Deadline: 31 January 12:00 Period: 12 week programme 15 June - 5 September 2020 Stipend: Competitive Location: University of Warwick, (UK) The UK Data Science for Social Good summer fellowship (DSSGx) is a paid project-based 12-week training programme designed to produce data scientists with strong...
The deadline for applications has been extended to midnight on Mon 29th April for the following Q Step summer research project placements: ENV-GEO-RN-01: Forecasts of domestic water demand - sensitivity testing of sub-national population projection models ENV-ITS-AS-04: Travel behaviour, local road condition, and public satisfaction LUBS-A&F-IUG-01 “It does matter if you’re black or white”- Critical...
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As part of the Essex Summer School this year Joe Twyman, Head of Political and Social Research (EMEA) at YouGov...
The Q-Step team are busy preparing a session as part of the University's Festival of Arts and Humanities. The session is...