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Parliament for Researchers: how to engage with devolved legislatures

This training session explores research use by the UK's devolved legislatures and how you as a researcher can engage. It features speakers from the Scottish Parliament, Northern Ireland Assembly and Welsh Parliament/Senedd Cymru, sharing ways for researchers to work with each institution. 

Recording of an online training session, delivered on 25th May 2021 by UK Parliament's Knowledge Exchange Unit. 58 mins 58 secs.

This training session is aimed at academic researchers, and focuses on practical information and advice.  The chair is Naomi Saint, Knowledge Exchange Manager, UK Parliament.  The expert speakers are Emma Robinson from the Scottish Parliament, Eileen Regan from the Northern Ireland Assembly and Hannah Johnson from the Welsh Parliament/Senedd Cymru.

We recommend that all viewers watch the introductory section, which lasts just over 4 minutes.  For those who then wish to skip to a particular devolved legislature:

  • The section on the Scottish Parliament begins at 04:35
  • The section on the Northern Ireland Assembly begins at 21:46
  • The section on the Welsh Parliament/Senedd Cymru begins at 43:26

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

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Useful links

The links below accompany information presented in the training session.