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Improving your Success: Effective strategies for academic policy engagement

10:00 am to 12:30 pm, 18 September 2019

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Have you ever wondered how research can inform public policy? Do you want to know how policymakers think? If yes, this interactive workshop is for you.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to

All | UCL staff

Cost

Free

Organiser

Siobhan Morris

Location

UCL Central House 225
14 Upper Woburn Place
London
WC1H 0NN
United Kingdom

UCL Public Policy along with the Government Equalities Office and UCL's Grand Challenge of Justice & Equality will be delivering a workshop on Improving your success: Effective strategies for academic policy engagement”. This workshop will help participants to gain experience and skills to enable engagement with policymakers, to understand how academic-policy engagement works in practice and to provide you with strategies that enable you to engage your research more effectively. Find out more below and how to register

The objective of this session is to help participants to gain experience and skills to enable engagement with policymakers. We will transform your understanding of how academic-policy engagement works in practice and provide you with strategies that enable you to engage your research more effectively.

Delivered by UCL and the Government Equalities Office, the session will explore how research can inform UK policy decisions and the steps that researchers can take to create opportunities for research-driven public policy impact. We’ll highlight that it’s possible to engage with policy stakeholders at any point during a research career, and at any point during the life-cycle of a research project and build skills to enable researchers to do so. 

The objective will be met through an interactive workshop design that draws on real-world examples, discussions and practical exercises, and aims to develop a researcher’s appreciation of:

  • The complexities of policymaking.
  • How policymakers think and make decisions.
  • How to structure your research so that it can over overcome complexities in the policy system.

You also get to hear from facilitators who currently work with and in policy environments and have the opportunity to discuss policy engagement in relation to your own research.