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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.

We also offer a 'Parliament for Researchers' series of day-long training events, taking place across the UK.  This programme is currently paused due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Upcoming online training sessions

All our online training sessions have captions available, images described and information sent in advance.  All sessions will be recorded and available on this webpage to watch after the event.

Policy Engagement for Researchers - Government in contrast to Parliament: 19th May 2021, 14:00 - 15:00pm

Parliament and Government are separate institutions, with different ways for researchers to engage with each. To complement your knowledge about working with Parliament, join this practical online training session to explore how research evidence and expertise is used by Government and how you as a researcher can engage, plus how this relates to research use at UK Parliament. Featuring speakers from across UK Government.

Parliament for Researchers - how to engage with devolved legislatures: 25th May 2021, 10:00 - 11:00am

Join this practical online training session to explore research use by the UK's devolved legislatures and how you as a researcher can engage, plus how this relates to research use at the UK Parliament. Featuring speakers from the Scottish Parliament, Northern Ireland Assembly and Welsh Parliament/Senedd Cymru.

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

Watch a recording of any of our online training sessions

During Autumn 2020 we delivered a series of focused, practical sessions on how to use research to engage with Parliament.  Follow the relevant link below to watch a recording and access the training slides and accompanying resources for that session. Each session is approximately 30 minutes long. 

If you have any questions around training events for academic researchers, contact Naomi Saint, Knowledge Exchange Manager, POST.

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Contact the Knowledge Exchange unit: Sarah Foxen, Naomi Saint and Laura Webb. Email: keu@parliament.uk Follow us on Twitter: @UKParl_Research

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