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Research and Innovation Services

Public Policy Training and Events

We run regular workshops and events throughout the year, including advice surgeries, training sessions, fellowships and showcasing events.

Policy Drop–in Sessions

Wednesday 16th May 2018 at 2pm to 4pm, Palatine Centre PC002

The policy team within Research and Innovation Services are hosting a one-to-one drop in session to advice anyone wanting assistance in engaging with policy makers. There is no need to make an appointment or register for this session. If you would like further information or assistance please contact Lisa Hodgson on 49204 or email

Working with Parliament and Select Committees - interactive workshop

Friday 25th May 2018 at 13:00am to 17:00pm, Location: Collier Room, College of St Hild and St Bede

In this interactive workshop you will have an opportunity to meet and build links with staff from the UK Parliament, Select Committee Outreach teams and Select Committee Advisors. Small group discussions will explore how to raise the profile of research in parliament, build relationships and present research for a policy audience. This workshop is aimed at those who want to know how parliament works and uses research as well as those looking to engage more with select committees (particularly, but not limited to Early Career Researchers). Places are very limited as the format will be small group discussion, so will be allocated on first come first served basis. Lunch will be provided at 13:00 and the session will start at 13.30. To register please sign up here.

Policy Engagement for Impact – Wednesday 21st November at 12:00 - 14:00, Lindisfarne Centre

The policy team are hosting a 'Policy Engagement for Impact' lunch time sessions where there will be an opportunity to hear from experienced academics about their experience of engaging with policy and policymakers. The next event will take place on Wednesday 14th Novenber at 12:00 till 14:00 and lunch will be provided.

If you would like to attend the workshop please register here.

If you would like to attend any future workshops please email your details to and we will keep you informed.