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Find out how to engage with Parliament - POST training course

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This training is being held at the University on Wednesday 5 December and 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 the Parliamentary Office of Sciene and Technology (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.

  • 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

Professor Dominik Zaum, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation, said:

“Our recent Research Engagement and Impact Awards highlighted how colleagues around the University carry out research that is making meaningful impact on the world we live in. Engaging with policymakers is one of many ways we as academics can share our expertise and influence positive change and getting your research into Parliament is easier than you might think.

“I am delighted that POST will be bringing their very popular training to the University and I encourage as many people to sign up as possible and find out how their research can contribute towards improving public life.”

There are ten funded places for University of Reading researchers and we expect them to go quickly. If you would like to be considered for a funded place, please email Tracey Duncombe as soon as possible outlining why you think you would benefit from this training.

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