Double room wanted

Ref: 2818

Hi all, I am looking to rent a double room and I am currently living in SW6 very close to Wandsworth, Fulham and Hammersmith. If you have any friends or know people around these areas who have a room available, I would be grateful if you could let me know via email at barlettaa@parliament.uk . Hopefully networking here will help me.  Many thanks, Antonella

Contact: barlettaa@parliament.uk

Hotlines List Update

The Hotlines List was updated on 15 March 2019

Please always ensure that you are using the current version of the hotlines list on the intranet, as copies saved to your computer or printed out may be out of date.

Please go here to see the new information and the link to the list.

Available: Flat share in Walthamstow

Ref: 2817

One room available in a quiet 2 bedroom flat 5 mins away from Blackhorse Road tube station.

– Excellent location to conveniently commute into Central London.
– Quiet neighbourhood that borders wetlands park.
– Comfy furnished apartment with two adorable cats.
– No agency fees required.

For more information and photos, please click here – https://www.spareroom.co.uk/flatshare/london/blackhorse_road/12183502

Contact: williamg.crook@parliament.uk

Available: Flat Share in Richmond

Ref: 2816

Good sized furnished double room in a two story top floor flat with LOTS of storage in Richmond sharing flat with 33yo Parliamentary researcher.

£750 all inc. Gorgeously bright kitchen and bathroom with bath.

Get in touch for pics and viewings.

LOCATION :
5mins walk to Richmond Tube
5mins walk to Kew Gardens.
10mins walk to Richchmond Riverfront
10mins walk to Richmond Park.

contact: strathclydet2@parliament.uk

Find It Online

Who should attend this course?
Think you know about searching online? Do you type a word or two into Google and find what you think you’re looking for?

This course focuses on effective research techniques and strategies to retrieve meaningful results when searching the internet as well as an introduction to other search tools.

This training course is open to any Intranet user who wants to improve their web searching and learn techniques for constructing successful searches.

Course overview and content
The Find It Online course focuses on effective research techniques and strategies to retrieve meaningful results when searching the internet as well as an introduction to other search tools i.e. Bing, DuckDuckGo, Yahoo

This course is part of the Library’s Find It training programme.

Learning objectives

This course will equip you with skills to control and minimise your search results and help you understand:

connectors to combine search terms
alternative search query types to narrow results to specific type of materials(s) or website(s)
advanced skills to construct effective search strategies
how to evaluate search results
Approach

The course will be a mix of:

presentation and online demonstrations
examples to work through to help you grasp different search techniques
You will also have the opportunity to ask questions and explore aspects of searching online that are particularly interesting for you.

Course Dates

5 March 2019

To book, please visit

https://parliament.learningpool.com/enrol/index.php?id=87

 

Finding Parliamentary Papers Online

Course overview and content:

Learn how to find Command papers, select committee reports and deposited papers using a variety of online resources, including Parliamentary Search, Public Information Online and historical Parliamentary Papers.

Duration: 1.5 hours

Who should attend this course:

This course is open to any user of the parliamentary intranet who needs to search for parliamentary papers.

Course Dates

  • 21 March 2019

To book, please visit

https://parliament.learningpool.com/enrol/index.php?id=83

POST Training for Academic Researchers

POST – the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology – is presenting regional training sessions for researchers to learn how the UK Parliament works and ways to engage with Parliament using research, with a particular focus on framing and communicating your research in a policy context.

What does the training cover?
This training gives an overview of the UK Parliament and covers ways to work with the institution including details on Select Committees, legislative scrutiny, the House of Commons and House of Lords libraries, and POST. It also includes sessions on identifying how your research relates to policy, and communicating your research at Parliament.

How is the training delivered?
Sessions are delivered by officials from POST and Select Committees. The training is interactive and practical. You will leave with an action plan, plenty of resources and the chance to join our alumni network to receive further opportunities and support from Parliament. Refreshments and lunch are included.

Who should attend?
This event is aimed at academic researchers as well as those working in policy brokerage/research impact roles.

What will I learn?
As a result of the training you will:

  • understand Parliament’s role and processes and the difference between Parliament and Government
  • know how research is used in the UK Parliament
  • be able to identify opportunities to feed your research into Parliament’s work
  • know how your research could be relevant to Parliament’s work, and how to frame it in this context
  • learn tips and advice on communicating your research at Parliament including style and tone
  • be aware of where to go for further support

What does it cost?
There is an attendance fee of £40, including VAT. If this fee is a barrier to your attendance, please contact us; we may make exceptions in some circumstances.

More information can be found at www.parliament.uk/academic-training

New online resource – Armed Conflict Database

New online resource provided by the House of Commons Library  

The Armed Conflict Database provides in-depth data, timelines and reports on conflicts worldwide. 

The ACD enables the user to assess the effects of armed conflict on a region or a country. Users can view historic trends and patterns in conflicts and read regular reports on new conflict trends. 

The database holds annual figures for global conflict trends, as well as multi-year statistics on fatalities, refugees and IDPs.