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Parliament for Early Career Researchers: how to engage with the UK Parliament

This training session gives an overview of the UK Parliament and how Parliament uses research, and covers ways to work with the institution as a researcher including details on select committees, the House of Commons and House of Lords Libraries, and POST. It also explores working with individual Parliamentarians. 

This is a recording of an online training session, delivered on 28th October 2020 by UK Parliament's Knowledge Exchange Unit. 32mins39 seconds long.

This training session is aimed at early career academic researchers, and explores how to engage with the UK Parliament while juggling research, teaching and kickstarting your career. It focuses on practical information and advice, with tips on what parliamentary engagement you could do with your limited time and how to fit this in with your other priorities. The main presenter is Naomi Saint, Knowledge Exchange Manager, UK Parliament.

You can also access other training sessions from UK Parliament's Knowledge Exchange Unit.

Training resources

Useful links

The links below accompany information presented in the training session.

General advice on engaging with Parliament as a researcher

Engaging with select committees

Engaging with the House of Commons and House of Lords Libraries

Engaging with POST

Engaging with All Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs)