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Parliament for Researchers – Virtual Training from the UK Parliament In-Person

Join us for a 2 hour workshop on Wednesday 6th November, 13:00-15:00pm in C219 (Boardroom), and learn how your research could have an impact at the UK Parliament!

This session will be delivered by the Knowledge Exchange unit from UK Parliament, and will cover:

  • an overview of the UK Parliament,
  • the difference between Parliament and Government,
  • how Parliament uses research,
  • ways to work with Parliament to have an impact with your research, and
  • communicating your research at Parliament.

You will leave with a good understanding of how to engage with Parliament through research, some practical actions to take and knowing where to find resources, contacts and advice.

This is a ‘virtual’ training event; the presenters will be hosted by the University of Leeds, and the training will be live streamed to Middlesex, Cranfield and Wolverhampton Universities. It will include interactive discussions and opportunities to submit questions directly to the presenters throughout and after the session.

The UK Parliament’s Knowledge Exchange Unit delivers a UK-wide monthly training series called ‘UK Parliament for Researchers’ (UKPfR) which explore how to use research to engage with Parliament.  They are able to train 40 people at each event, but demand is much higher; every event in the 2018/19 series sold out and had a waiting list.

This event with satellite venues is the first of its kind to offer a live-streamed webinar-style event to reach a wider audience and higher numbers of participants for the UKPfR series.


12:45 Arrival


13:00 Local welcome


13:05 Start of broadcast, welcome to everyone


13:10 Section 1: Introduction to Parliament, difference between Parliament and Government 


13:20 Q&A session


13:30 Section 2: How Parliament uses research (including select committees, libraries, POST, legislation, APPGs), ways to engage with Parliament 


13:55 Q&A session


14:05 Section 3: Communicating research at Parliament – discussion session


14:30 Feedback from discussion session


14:50 Recap on ways to engage, and post-event support.


15:00 End of broadcast. Informal online Q&A session.


15:30 End of event.


If possible, please bring a laptop or smart device; it would be helpful (although not vital) for you to have internet access during the training. A Padlet Wall will be available throughout the event for participants to post questions.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Time Zone:
UK, Ireland, Lisbon Time (change)
Room C219, College Building
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Event Organizer

Nicola Skinner

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