Horizons Institute events

Our events are open to University of Leeds staff and postgraduate researchers. Booking is essential.

Climate and Finance

Tuesday 10 January | 3pm to 4pm | Online

COP27 saw renewed focus, and pressure, on the role of financial institutions and economic policy as crucial to achieving a ‘just transition’, with the ‘Loss and Damage’ fund. This was agreed by governments after decades of resistance, and is seen as a key breakthrough of the conference. In spite of this, huge and complex issues remain.

The global financial sector is crucial to making sure any positive changes are meaningful and accessible for all. Finance can support or scupper climate change action through investments; it can promote environmentally sound practices and innovations through loans and grants; and it can ensure increased global parity.

Insights series

How to create meaning for an interdisciplinary audience

Tuesday, 4 April 2023 | 11am to 12pm | online

Researchers from every discipline have their own way of communicating concepts, considerations and processes. What happens to the way they communicate when they collaborate with people from other disciplines?

Looking at interdisciplinary communication as an opportunity, rather than a barrier, this session will start to explore texts produced for a multi or interdisciplinary academic audience. It will also provide a framework for analysing these texts, in terms of language and structure choices of the writer, to create meaning for the intended audience.

Natasha Rust is a lecturer in English for Academic Purposes in the Language Centre at the University of Leeds. Her teaching and scholarship interests lie in academic communication within STEM subjects through genre and discourse analysis in the classroom. Students are helped to feel more confident with their language and structure choices for both written and spoken texts and formal and informal contexts at University.