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Training and events

Parliament hosts events open to researchers from any discipline and career-level, and delivers training across the UK.

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Training

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 an online training series, 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 webinars explore how to use research to engage with Parliament.

Mass Open Online Courses

Parliament runs a number of free online courses throughout the year. Find out more about these here: Future Learn: Houses of Parliament (external site).

Under-represented groups of researchers at the UK Parliament

During Autumn 2020 we are holding online discussion groups to listen to the community of researchers from BAME background, on any experiences of barriers in engaging with the UK Parliament, and ideas on how to support more BAME researchers to engage with Parliament.    Find out more here: BAME researchers and the UK Parliament.

We held an event on 9th October 2019 to celebrate the impact of women researchers' on the UK Parliament and support more women researchers to engage with Parliament.  Find out more here: Women researchers at the UK Parliament.

We aim to hold similar activities to celebrate and support academics with disabilities.  This will be open to all from the research community.  For more information, please contact Naomi Saint, Knowledge Exchange Manager, on saintn@parliament.uk.

Academic fellowships

We offer a number of academic fellowships, which allow researchers to get first-hand experience of the work of Parliament.

Events

POST

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.

Select Committees

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.

Libraries

The Libraries of both Houses organise events, sometimes open to researchers or general members of the public.