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Training for academic researchers

We offer regional training events for academic researchers called "Parliament for researchers". 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, as well as those working in policy brokerage and research impact roles.  This regional training programme is currently paused due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

We are offering online training for researchers and knowledge mobilisers during the Autumn Term 2020.

What does the training cover?

This training gives an overview of the UK Parliament and then covers ways to work with the institution including details on Select Committees, legislative scrutiny, the House of Commons and House of Lords libraries, and POST. It also includes sessions on identifying how your research relates to policy, and communicating your research at Parliament. Sessions are delivered by officials from POST and Select Committees. The training is interactive and practical, and you will leave with an action plan, plenty of resources and the chance to join our alumni network to receive further opportunities and support from Parliament.

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
  • Know how your research could be relevant to Parliament's work, and how to frame it in this context
  • Learn tips and advice on communicating your research at Parliament including style and tone
  • Be aware of where to go for further support

Where and when does the training take place?

All of our face to face training events are currently paused due to the COVID-19 outbreak.  We hope to restart this programme from 2021 with events taking place monthly at venues around the UK.  

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

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 POST.

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