Event to support women researchers’ engagement with UK Parliament
Added on Friday, October 18th, 2019
On the 9th October 2019, ICC Head of Research Kerry Wilson participated in an exceptional event, run by the Knowledge Exchange Unit at UK Parliament, designed to support and encourage more women researchers to engage with parliamentary processes and policy making.
During the full-day event in Westminster, participants heard from women academics with direct experience of working with Select Committees; undertaking Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) Fellowships; and of working as special advisers. The day also included lots of practical advice on the different ways in which researchers can engage with parliament, from submitting written evidence to working with All Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs). See for example:
- How to guides on making an impact with your research;
- A useful A-Z list of Select Committees;
- A register of APPGs;
- and current open calls for evidence.
Huge thanks to Naomi and Sarah at the Knowledge Exchange Unit for bringing the event together. All academic Twitter users, make sure you are following @UKParl_Research to keep up to date with opportunities to engage with UK Parliament.