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Tue, Sep 19



Policy Engagement for Researchers 19th Sept

Discover how to get your research to the heart of the decision making process and influence both policy and policy makers.

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Policy Engagement for Researchers 19th Sept
Policy Engagement for Researchers 19th Sept

Time & Location

Sep 19, 2023, 1:30 PM GMT+1 – Sep 20, 2023, 3:45 PM GMT+1


About The Event

Researchers can provide essential information, direction and expertise to policy makers – but making your voice heard can be a challenge. Through this workshop you will explore the legislative process and how you can work to influence both policy and policy makers. 

Led by engagement consultant Dr Jamie Gallagher you will discover how to engage with the parliamentary processes from contributing to a committee meeting to preparing briefing notes for MPs. The workshop will draw on successful (and unsuccessful) examples helping you to map your own policy engagement journey. The session will also cover impact monitoring and reporting, preparing you to report to funders or write an impact case study.


At the end of the workshop participants will be able to:

  • Understand of the legislative process and key intervention points
  • Be able to identify key policy engagement stakeholders and how to work with them
  • Work with the range of parliamentary services to ensure policy makers have accurate and up to date information
  • Plan out their own policy engagement plan


13.30: Welcome and introductions

13.40: Impact Planning overview

13:45: Parliament Vs Government

13.50: Job functions of MPs (MSP, MS, MLAs)

14:30: Mapping Parliament: finding allies and enemies

14.40: Break

14.50: Writing for policy makers

15.00: The legislative process

15:20: Actions researchers can take

Who is this session for? 

This session is designed for reseachers and university professional service staff with an interest in policy engagement. The session focusses on policy engagement in a UK context (both Central and Devolved). 

Will the session be recorded? 

Yes, this session will be recorded and a shorter, edited version will be availible to attendees for 6 weeks following the session. On screen contributions from attendees will be edited out of the recording.

Multiple tickets? 

If your organisation have a high interest then do please get in touch to arrange a bespoke session 


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