This is interesting. The UK Parliament offer regional training events for academic researchers called “Research, Impact and the UK Parliament”. These events explore how to use research to engage with Parliament and take place monthly across the UK. They are open to any researcher at any stage of their career. There is an attendance fee of £40 to pay.
What does the training cover?
The training events give an overview of Parliament and then cover ways to work with the institution, including details on Select Committees, legislative scrutiny, the House of Commons and House of Lords libraries and the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST). Training is interactive with plenty of opportunity for discussion and questions. A networking lunch is included.
As a result of the training you will:
- Understand Parliament’s role and processes
- Learn how research is used in the UK Parliament
- Be able to identify opportunities to feed your research into Parliament’s work
- Learn tips and advice on communicating your research at Parliament
Using Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology research into the 2014 REF case studies, the events will also discuss how academics are having impact in Parliament and give practical advice and information about how to get involved.
Where and when does the training take place?
Events take place monthly at venues around the UK. Our event schedule is listed below.
- September 2016: North East England
- October 2016: London
- November 2016: North West England
- December 2016: East Midlands
- January 2017: South East England
- February 2017: West Midlands
- March 2017: Scotland
- April 2017: Wales
- May 2017: Yorkshire and the Humber
- June 2017: Northern Ireland
- September 2017: East of England
- October 2017: South West England
You can register your interest for academic training events in your region or nation, and we will alert you to new dates as they are announced.
For more information, register interest and book a place visit the UK parliament website.