Student Sustainability Research Conference

Building knowledge of sustainability is fundamental to our teaching strategy here at Leeds, and we are committed to giving opportunities to students to take part in activities to promote sustainability.

The 2023 Student Sustainability Research Conference (SSRC) provides students from any discipline and level (undergraduate through to PhD) the opportunity to share their research and learn from others in a professional conference environment.

The conference is back in person in February 2023 after two years of being online. Applications to present are open until Sunday 11 December 2022 at 11:59pm.

With a theme of collaboration, it will for the first time be open to students from 12 higher education institutions across Yorkshire, making this event more inclusive and collaborative than ever before.

Students can apply to present or perform their work in any format. This could include presentations, installations, workshops, posters, focus groups, or demonstrations. The focus is on inspiring, sharing and learning, and research does not need to be fully complete to be shared at the conference.

Reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of sustainability, research can address any aspect of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

To find out more about the Conference, and to apply to present your research, visit Sustainability@leeds 


Leeds Living Lab

The Leeds Living Lab drives the University’s commitment to embed sustainability through knowledge, engagement, collaboration and innovation. By bringing together students, staff and our city partners, the Leeds Living Lab can research and test sustainable solutions, enhance our curriculum and tackle global challenges using the University and our communities as a test-bed.

It’s a great example of collaborative working that provides a test-bed for research with impact, delivers innovative operational solutions, and offers students projects that make a real-world difference. It also enhances our community, bringing together people who wouldn’t usually work directly with each other to create amazing new ideas.

The Leeds Living Lab is open to all staff and students across the University. We facilitate interdisciplinary projects on any element of the Sustainability Strategy, and across all social science and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects.

The Sustainability Service can support you to set up and deliver projects, as well as helping to identify and engage partners. It may also be able to offer seedcorn or match funding and small grants for student projects.

If you would like to discuss your proposal for a Living Lab project, please email us at