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Parliament for Researchers training opportunity for UoB researchers

5 February 2019

Parliament for Researchers 2019 Cardiff University, Fri 15th Feb 2019 10.30am - 3.30pm . Free training available for UoB post-PhD researchers

Learn how the UK Parliament works and ways to engage with the UK Parliament and the National Assembly for Wales using research, with a particular focus on framing and communicating your research in a policy context.


What does the training cover?

This training gives an overview of the UK Parliament and 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 includes information on engaging with the National Assembly for Wales, and also sessions on identifying how your research relates to policy, and communicating your research at Parliament.

How is the training delivered?

Sessions are delivered by officials from POST, UK Parliament Select Committees and the National Assembly for Wales. The training is interactive and practical. 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 UK Parliament. Refreshments and lunch are included.
This event is being held in partnership with WISERD (

Who should attend?

This event is aimed at academic researchers as well as those working in policy brokerage/research impact roles.

What will I learn?

As a result of the training you will:
  • understand Parliament’s role and processes and the difference between Parliament and Government
  • know how research is used in the UK Parliament and the National Assembly for Wales
  • be able to identify opportunities to feed your research into the work of UK Parliament and National Assembly for Wales
  • 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

What does it cost?

There are 5 places left, funded by PolicyBristol, for UoB researchers (Post PhD research staff) to benefit from this training opportunity. PolicyBristol will cover the cost of the tickets and travel expenses*.

Early-career researchers and those new to policy engagement will find this training particularly appropriate.

If you are an interested researcher and would like to attend, respond via email, as soon as possible, as places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
Once we have confirmed your ticket, PolicyBristol will send you further details on how to book your pre-paid ticket and travel expenses for this training event. 
Please do not book tickets or travel until you have received confirmation of attendance.

As there are a limited number of tickets for this event, please note that POST is holding another South West training session in September 2019.

*travel expenses not exceeding £35

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