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.
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
Further information on the dates of the training and the locations can be found via the link below: