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The State Opening of Parliament 

The UK general election took place on Thursday 4 July 2024. The new Parliament met on Tuesday 9 July 2024 for the election of the Speaker and swearing-in of MPs and Lords. The State Opening of Parliament and The King’s Speech will take place on Wednesday 17 July 2024.

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Online training for researchers

We offer free online training sessions for academic researchers and knowledge mobilisers.  Recordings and resources from previous sessions, plus dates and booking details for any upcoming training sessions, can be found below.

Watch a recording of any of our online training sessions

Watch one of our focused, practical sessions on how to use research to engage with Parliament.  Follow the relevant link below to watch a captioned recording, and access the training slides and accompanying resources for that session. Each session is approximately 30 minutes long (any exceptions noted below). 

Sessions tailored for different roles and researcher career stages

Sessions on a range of topics related to engaging with Parliament

Upcoming online training sessions

  • There are no sessions currently open for registration

Any new dates will be advertised on this page and on Twitter via @UKParl_Research as soon as confirmed.

If you have any questions around training events for academic researchers, please contact the Knowledge Exchange Unit on


Contact the Knowledge Exchange Unit: Sarah Foxen, Laura Webb, Siobhan Conway, Sarah Carter-Bell and Rakhi Biswas Evans. Email Follow us on Twitter @UKParl_Research