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Educating children through reception and year 1 during COVID-19 school disruption

Hannah Nash, Paula Clarke, Catherine N. Davies, Peter Hart, Matt Homer & Rachel Mathieson
Final Report 1 presents the ICKLE project's findings on Leeds schools' remote education provision, and caregiver experiences of facilitating home learning, during the Spring 2020 and Winter 2021 periods of school disruption.

Progress of children through reception and year 1 during COVID-19 school disruption

Hannah Nash, Paula Clarke, Catherine N. Davies, Peter Hart, Matt Homer & Mathieson Rachel
Final Report 2 presents ICKLE project findings on the progress of children, during the Spring 2020 and Winter 2021 periods of school disruption, in Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum areas and Reading.

Van der Waals epitaxy of C₆₀ on the topological insulator Bi₂Se₃

Craig Knox, Matthew Rogers & Timothy Moorson
This application note describes the growth of a novel Bi₂Se₃/ C₆₀ heterostructure in the Royce deposition system at the University of Leeds. We also present structural characterisation and transmission electron microscopy data in order to understand nature of the Bi₂Se₃/ C₆₀ interface.

Growth of (111) oriented thin film platinum by room temperature sputtering

Philippa Shepley
This application note describes the growth Pt thin films in the Royce Deposition System. X-ray reflectivity and diffraction shows that these sputtered Pt thin films have low surface roughness and are (111) textured. These properties are desirable for the growth of Pt in magnetic multilayers and as seed layers for other materials.

Protecting wellbeing and resilience in BAME families and communities during a public health emergency

Iyiola Solanke, florence ayisi, Claudia Bernard, Gargi Bhattacharyya, Anna Gupta, Raminder Kaur, Monica Lakhanpaul, Sabu Padmadas, Shirin Rai & Maria Stokes
Ignoring race, gender and class when tackling a pandemic can undermine not only wellbeing across Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic families and communities (BAME FC) but also their levels of trust in government. A framework to protect wellbeing and resilience in BAME FC during public health emergencies was developed by Co-POWeR to ensure that laws and guidance adopted are culturally competent.

Protecting wellbeing and resilience in BAME families and communities during a public health emergency (Hindi)

Iyiola Solanke, florence ayisi, Claudia Bernard, Gargi Bhattacharyya, Anna Gupta, Raminder Kaur, Monica Lakhanpaul, Sabu Padmadas, Shirin Rai & Maria Stokes
Ignoring race, gender and class when tackling a pandemic can undermine not only wellbeing across Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic families and communities (BAME FC) but also their levels of trust in government. A framework to protect wellbeing and resilience in BAME FC during public health emergencies was developed by Co-POWeR to ensure that laws and guidance adopted are culturally competent.

Cultural heritage in the context of disasters and climate change: Insights from the DCMS-AHRC Cultural Heritage and Climate Change Cohort

Francesca Giliberto & Rowan Jackson

Evaluating Facilitators and Barriers to Accessing Staff and Volunteer Support Services in the West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership

Judith Johnson, Lucy Pointon, E Kaur, K Vogt, A Alzahrani & Chris Keyworth

WHAT DO TEENAGE GIRLS LIKE AND DISLIKE ABOUT PARK PLAY SPACES AND MULTI-USE GAMES AREAS? Addendum to the report What makes a park feel safe or unsafe? The views of women, girls and professionals in West Yorkshire

Anna Barker, George Holmes, Rizwana Alam, Lauren Cape-Davenhill, Sally Osei-Appiah & Sibylla Warrington Brown
This report presents the findings of a photo elicitation activity with girls and young women to explore what they ‘like’ and ‘dislike’ about park play spaces and multi-use games areas (MUGAs) with a focus on feelings of safety.

UK screen use in 2022: a need for guidance

Rafe Clayton & Carmen Clayton
The use of screens has become integral to our work and leisure in the UK. New research looking at UK adults’ use of screens during and after the coronavirus lockdowns has found a steep rise in total screen use. This was linked to perceived negative health impacts, with some groups being more vulnerable. Here we discuss the need for clear national guidance on screen use in the UK.

Growth of crystalline C₆₀ by evaporation

Timothy Moorsom
This application note describes the growth of crystalline thin films of C60

GCRF African Swift Nowcasting Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)

Alexander Roberts, Douglas Parker, John Marsham, Jennifer Fletcher, Morné Gijben Gijben, Abdoulahat Diop, Joseph Portuphy, Ben Lamptey, Samuel Owusu Ansah, Elijah Adefisan, Temidayo Israel Popoola , David Koros David & Cheikh Dione
This document outlines the suggested procedures for the operational production of nowcast warnings by African National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) developed by the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) African SWIFT (Science for Weather Information and Forecasting Techniques) project. Information from geostationary satellites is routinely received by African NMHSs in near-real-time and this operating procedure outlines how this can be used to produce valuable nowcast warnings within the day-to-day operations of African NMHSs.

New Uses of Screens in Post-Lockdown Britain - Study Report and Findings

Rafe Clayton, Carmen Lau Clayton, Marie Potter, Sultan Al-Azri & Ileyas Mogeh
The ‘New Uses of Screens in Post-Lockdown Britain’ study (NUSPB) set out to discover the current lived experiences of British people and how screen technologies may or may not have become more permanently integrated within their day-to-day lives following the coronavirus lockdowns of 2020-2021.

Shared ground heat exchange for the decarbonisation of heat

Catherine Bale, David Barns & Josh Turner
Shared ground heat exchange can deliver low-carbon electrified heat where individual heat pumps or heat networks are not feasible, such as in terraced homes. However, there is a policy gap around these mid-scale heat solutions. We outline the benefits and challenges of shared ground heat exchange, and actions needed by policy, housing, and innovation stakeholders to support further deployment.

Impact of Decolonising Initiatives and Practices in The Faculty of Environment

Arjan Gosal & Laura Loyola-Hernandez
This report aims to understand some of the challenges and resistance towards decolonialising initiatives in the Faculty of Environment at the University of Leeds. We used an online anonymous survey in May/June 2022 to collect responses from all staff (including academic related and professional staff) from the faculty. In total, we received over 100 responses from the four schools within the faculty: School of Earth and Environment, School of Geography, School of Food Science and...

Values Based Recruitment: What works, for whom, why, and in what circumstances?

Karen Spilsbury, Carl Thompson, Karen Bloor, Veronica Mary Dale, Reena Devi, Catherine Jackson, Dorothy McCaughan, Angela Simpson & Russell Mannion
The National Health Service (NHS) employs over a million people, and the vast majority of these staff provide front-line patient care. Failures in care, particularly in Mid Staffordshire NHS Hospital Trust as detailed in the Francis Report in 2014, raised concerns about the values underpinning working practices in the NHS. One policy response to these concerns was to encourage recruitment of undergraduate health professional students, trainees and employees whose personal values are consistent with the...

Evaluating the impact of the Leeds Story Buses on children’s reading experiences: Data and recommendations

Emma Twine & Catherine N. Davies
Differences in early years development are strongly related to the socioeconomic gap in Leeds. There is a low take-up of early years services among some groups, and the percentage of children attaining a good level of development at the end of their first year at school is lower than the national average (66% vs. 72%, Leeds Observatory [source: DfE 2019]). A powerful way of tackling these challenges is to support children’s language and communication. Several...

What Makes a Park Feel Safe or Unsafe? The views of women, girls and professionals in West Yorkshire

Anna Barker, George Holmes, Rizwana Alam, Lauren Cape-Davenhill, Sally Osei-Appiah & Sibylla Warrington Brown
When women and girls feel unsafe, they are less likely to use, enjoy and benefit from parks, particularly when alone and after dark. Parks and play spaces should be better designed and managed to be well-used, sociable places that offer activities and facilities that are welcoming to women and girls. Changes should support women and girls to feel safe throughout the day and all-year round. Changes to parks must be part of an holistic approach...

Where is your office today? A research-led guide to effective hybrid working

Matthew Davis, Helen Hughes, Simon Rees, CHIA HUEI WU, Emma Gritt, Hannah Collis, Linhao Fang & Afshan Iqbal
This research examines the changes to workplaces and ways of working spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic. We aim to understand the implications of the changes: learn lessons, share good practice, and provide guidance for organisations adopting hybrid working or adapting offices to support their future ways of working. In this interactive report, we share insights from a range of stakeholder and employee interviews, industry workshops, cross-industry surveys of UK office workers, employee diary data and...

Protecting wellbeing and resilience in BAME families and communities during a public health emergency (Arabic)

Iyiola Solanke, florence ayisi, Claudia Bernard, Gargi Bhattacharyya, Anna Gupta, Raminder Kaur, Monica Lakhanpaul, Sabu Padmadas, Shirin Rai & Maria Stokes

Protecting wellbeing and resilience in BAME families and communities during a public health emergency (Punjabi)

Iyiola Solanke, florence ayisi, Claudia Bernard, Gargi Bhattacharyya, Anna Gupta, Raminder Kaur, Monica Lakhanpaul, Sabu Padmadas, Shirin Rai & Maria Stokes

UK Families Experiences of Film and TV during COVID and Beyond

Rafe Clayton, Carmen Lau Clayton & M Potter
Due to government restrictions, cinemas were closed in March 2020 and this rapidly accelerated the advancing trend of moving-image consumption taking place online (Gupta & Singharia 2021). Living under lockdown conditions and with the majority of British people [and many worldwide] having no option to watch movies other than within the home, the movie industry was unable to release its films through the normal theatrical channels (Sterritt 2020), leading to a significant pause in global...

Using geothermal mine water energy for food production in Leeds

Paola Sakai, Franca Hoffmann & Benjamin Carver
Using geothermal energy from unused coal mines for food production in vertical farms or glasshouses may increase food resilience in a low carbon way. An action plan to establish a pilot in Leeds was developed with stakeholders. There is an opportunity for Leeds to spearhead this approach for the UK and internationally.

Synoptic Forecasting Standard Operating Procedure for African SWIFT Testbed 3

Samantha Clarke & Samuel Owusu-Ansah
The following schedule was developed to match as closely as possible with the standard operating procedures (SOPs) currently used by the SWIFT partner countries operational forecasting centres (Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and Senegal). The SOP is for both East and West Africa forecasts however the times are different for each and so have been reflected in the timings given. East Africa shift timings are in blue and West Africa shift timings in red.

Supporting movement skills to improve health and education in the population

Nick Preston, Lucy Eddy, Liam Hill & Mark Mon-Williams
Six to 17% of children have a hidden physical disability (movement skill deficit) that impedes their progress in school (e.g., resulting in handwriting problems). The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened the situation, particularly in disadvantaged communities. Movement skill deficits decrease educational attainment and increase the risk of poor physical and mental health. We have developed free assessment and treatment tools that allow these conditions to be effectively tackled in schools, reducing the burden to the NHS,...

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