Leeds Policy Institute


Welcome to Leeds Policy Institute

We are dedicated to undertaking empirically driven and non-partisan policy research that centres on both local and national issues.

We aim to facilitate the engagement of students in ongoing policy dialogues by:

  1.  Encouraging students to engage critically with policy and political issues. 
  2. Publishing student-authored blog posts and Op-Eds.
  3. Helping students develop marketable skills by providing opportunities to write academically and collect/analyse data.
  4. Creating a fun and friendly space to discuss political issues.
  5. Exposing members to a broad spectrum of perspectives by holding events with speakers from a variety of political and professional backgrounds.

Our areas of focus are:

  • Macro-Policy
  • Energy and Environment
  • Urban Planning and Transport
  • Social Policy
  • Market Interventions
  • Financial Regulation

Established in April 2023, the Leeds Policy Institute (LPI) endeavours to facilitate the engagement of young individuals in ongoing policy dialogues. Through initiatives encompassing funding for informative speaker engagements, publication of student-authored articles in influential newspapers, and collaborative delivery of skill-enhancing workshops in conjunction with the university, LPI seeks to empower its student members and contribute to the betterment of society.