Training for academic researchers

We 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.

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 session with refreshments 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.

  • 7th June 2017: London
  • 21st June 2017: Leeds, Yorkshire and the Humber
  • September 2017: Wales
  • October 2017: East Midlands
  • November 2017: Northern Ireland
  • December 2017: North East England
  • January 2018: London
  • February 2018: North West England
  • March 2018: South of England
  • April 2018: Scotland
  • May 2018: West Midlands

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. 

Book a place at a training event

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.

If you have any questions about training events for academic researchers, contact the universities programme team.

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