UCL Policy Lab


Work with us: UCL Staff and Students

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The Lab team, led by former political speechwriter and think tank head, Marc Stears, offers world-class support and training in developing strategies for policy influence and impact.

We start from the knowledge that even the very best research can sometimes be difficult to translate to non-technical audiences.

We are also aware that deep collaboration with communities beyond scholarship, although crucial to impact, can be difficult to organise and arrange and to fit in with other scholarly commitments.

As such, we offer support in:

  • Writing persuasive opinion column and blogs
  • Building personal relationships with policymakers and communities
  • Organizing both public and private events
  • Power-mapping and impact planning 
  • Telling your personal story
  • Enhancing pathways to impact for grants 
  • Crafting functioning advisory groups
  • Experimenting with co-production methods
  • Developing long-term media relations strategies

Additionally, in some instances the Lab might also be able to work with you on tailored sessions or facilitation just right for your project.

Get in touch to tell us about your needs and see whether it is possible to organise an initial conversation.