Women researchers at the UK Parliament

On 9th October 2019, this event will celebrate women researchers' impact on the UK Parliament, learn more about how to engage with Parliament as a researcher, and contribute ideas to strengthen Parliament's work with women researchers.

What does the event cover?

At this event, attendees will:

  • celebrate women researchers' engagement with and impact on Parliament
  • contribute ideas to strengthen Parliament's work with women researchers
  • learn how to engage with Parliament as a researcher, and build your confidence to do so
  • build your networks and make new contacts at Parliament.

When is the event?

This event will be held on Wednesday 9th October 2019, running 10:30am - 6:00pm.  The networking session 4:30-6:00pm, sponsored by Emerald Publishing, is optional.

Who should attend?

The event is open to all from the research community; it is aimed particularly at academic researchers who have thought about engaging with UK Parliament and would like to learn more about how to do so, as well as those working in knowledge mobilisers roles (research impact, policy brokerage, knowledge exchange, research development etc).

Why are we holding the event?

We know that fewer female researchers engage with the UK Parliament than male researchers, based on both statistical and anecdotal evidence, and we want that to change.  This event is part of a small series; we will also be holding events focused on academics from BAME backgrounds and academics with disabilities (dates TBA).  These extra-ordinary events fit alongside our Parliament for Researchers training series (UK-wide, monthly training sessions for researchers, run by Parliament's Knowledge Exchange Unit).

What does it cost, and how do I book a place?

There is no cost to attend this event, which is being subsidised by the UK Parliament.  The networking reception is sponsored by Emerald Publishing, as part of their STRIDE programme to promote gender equality and celebrate diversity on all levels.

Bookings for this event are now closed

If you have any queries about this event, please contact the Knowledge Exchange Unit.

Get in touch and follow us on Twitter

Contact the Knowledge Exchange unit: Sarah Foxen (foxens@parliament.uk) or Naomi Saint (saintn@parliament.uk) and follow us on Twitter @UKParl_Research

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