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Masterclass: Engagement with Multilateral Organisations for Impact in Education Policy

09 July 2024, 2:30 pm–4:00 pm

Engagement with Multilateral Organisations for Impact in Education Policy

This session will explore the benefits and opportunities of engagement with multilateral organisations in the field of education policy. It will focus on the role of these organisations in influencing education policy globally and offer practical insights for researchers in developing international networks and impactful collaborations in the education policy space.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to

UCL staff | UCL students






Abel Dorantes


Haldane Room
Wilkins Building (North)
Gower Street
United Kingdom

UCL Global Engagement and the UCL IOE Engagement and Impact team invite UCL colleagues to join us at a face-to-face masterclass: Engagement with Multilateral Organisations for Sustainable Impact in Education Policy.

UCL is London’s Global University and so our research regularly informs policymaking across the globe. Engaging with policymakers is, therefore, one of our primary avenues for impact, particularly in the area of Education.

Multilateral organisations form a significant part of these policy partnerships. The engagement process, however, is not always straightforward, and creating sustainable avenues for policy impact can be challenging.

This masterclass will equip you with an understanding of what makes an impactful collaboration with multilateral organisations in the education space. It will offer practical insights for establishing connections and mutual priorities and include examples of successful methods of engagement with these organisations.

With a particular focus on the challenges of sustainability, you will have the opportunity to reflect on your own collaborations with international organisations and education policy actors. Colleagues from the Institute of Education will share their experiences, answer your questions, and point to additional resources.

This session is open to all UCL staff but may be of particular interest to early career researchers.

Learning outcomes 

•    Conceptualise individual paths to engaging with and influencing multilateral organisations in the field of education policy. 
•    Recognise the relevance of international policy engagement as a way of working rather than as an isolated event.
•    Identify key actions and best practices for creating inclusive and sustainable collaborations with multilateral organisations. 
•    Understand the avenues for policy influence that multilateral organisations offer.


  • Prof Lynn Ang, Pro-Director and Vice-Dean Research: Introductory remarks
  • Prof Nicola Walshe: Engagement with the British Council
  • Prof Ingrid Schoon: Engagement with the OECD
  • Dr Rosie Peppin Vaughan: Engagement with UNESCO
  • British Council – Susanna Carmody, Head of Global Partnerships and Innovation
  • Association of Commonwealth Universities – Miranda Thomas, Director of Programmes

Further information

This masterclass forms part of a wider programme on supporting international policy engagement at UCL.

The programme is co-delivered by UCL Global Engagement, the UCL European Institute and UCL Public Policy.

If you have any questions, please contact Abel Dorantes and Siobhan O’Brien in UCL Global Engagement.