Engaging with Select Committees and MPs – Wednesday 09/05/2018 13:00 – 16:30, Kanaris Lecture Theatre, 2nd Floor, Manchester Museum

Run in conjunction with the Royal Society

In the last Research Exercise Framework, 20 percent of impact case studies outlined substantive engagement with Parliament, while Parliamentarians are often cited by researchers as being among those they want to influence. Arguably, technology and a drive towards more ‘open policy making’ now makes it easier to connect with policy actors.

But do you really understand what these policy actors want from academics? How is academic research and evidence viewed – and used – by your target audience? And what are the secrets to getting your messages across, to shape debates and decisions?

This session is specifically designed for researchers who intend to actively engage with politicians and policymakers in the near future.

Contributors to this session include;

  • A member of staff from a Parliamentary Committee
  • A former Parliamentary Assistant to an MP
  • A member of the Royal Society’s Public Affairs Team.
  • Academics who have engaged with Parliament and policy

Places are limited and are expected to be in high demand, so please only book if you can definitely attend. Please note we may charge for non-attendance or restrict your ability to book onto future training if you book a place and do not turn up. (Please note that lunch is not provided.)

Register: https://app.manchester.ac.uk/TP45MP