Parliament for researchers: impact and engagement at the UK Parliament - North East England

Parliament for researchers: impact and engagement at the UK Parliament - North East England

Posted on behalf of Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

Learn how the UK Parliament works and ways to engage with Parliament using research, with a particular focus on framing and communicating your research in a policy context.   

This training gives an overview of the UK Parliament and then covers ways to work with the institution including details on Select Committees, legislative scrutiny, the House of Commons and House of Lords libraries, and POST.  It also includes sessions on identifying how your research relates to policy, and communicating your research at Parliament.   

Sessions are delivered by officials from POST and Select Committees.  The training is interactive and practical, and you will leave with an action plan, plenty of resources and the chance to join our alumni network to receive further opportunities and support from Parliament.  This event is aimed at academic researchers as well as those working in policy brokerage/research impact roles.

Refreshments and lunch are included.

As a result of the training you will:

·    Understand Parliament’s role and processes, and the difference between Parliament and Government

·    Know how research is used in the UK Parliament

·    Be able to identify opportunities to feed your research into Parliament’s work

·    Know how your research could be relevant to Parliament’s work, and how to frame it in this context

·    Learn tips and advice on communicating your research at Parliament including style and tone

·    Be aware of where to go for further support

There is an attendance fee of £40, including VAT. If this fee is a barrier to your attendance, please contact us; we may make exceptions in some circumstances.

This event is part of a UK-wide series of training events from the Knowledge Exchange team at the UK Parliament.  More information can be found at

12 Dec 2018 at 10:30am
until 12 Dec 2018 at 3:30pm
University of Sunderland, City Campus

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