Training and events
Parliament hosts events open to researchers from any discipline and career-level, and delivers training across the UK.
Regional training for researchers and knowledge mobilisers
We offer regional, day-long training events for researchers and knowledge mobilisers called 'Parliament for Researchers'. These monthly interactive workshops explore how to use research to engage with Parliament and take place across the UK. They are open to any researcher at any stage of their career, as well as those working in policy brokerage and research impact. The programme of regional training is currently paused due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Online training for researchers and knowledge mobilisers
We offer online training, with sessions tailored for researchers at different career stages plus knowledge mobilisers (people working in roles focused on sharing research from their institution with other sectors). These 45 minute long sessions explore how to use research to engage with Parliament.
Under-represented groups of researchers at the UK Parliament
In February 2021, we are holding online discussion groups on 'Researchers with disabilities and the UK Parliament'. The aim of these sessions is to listen to the lived experiences of researchers with disabilities in engaging with Parliament, and explore ideas on how to strengthen Parliament's engagement with researchers with disabilities.
We offer a number of academic fellowships, which allow researchers to get first-hand experience of the work of Parliament.
POST organises events to connect Parliamentarians with leading experts from the research community and other sectors, including government, business and non-profit organisations on a range of topics.
All Select Committees take evidence in public, with very few exceptions. UK residents and overseas visitors are therefore welcome to watch Committees when they are in session.
The Libraries of both Houses organise events, sometimes open to researchers or general members of the public.