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
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Large double room available in Fulham.
Flat is in a 1930s mansion block in a really nice part of Fulham. There is a large living room, large kitchen and two bathrooms.
Flat is on Fulham High Street, but faces over Bishops Park and so is very quiet. The block is safe, secure with a concierge.
Putney Bridge tube station is under 10 minutes walk away with direct trains to Westminster.
Rent is around £790 per month and bills are usually fairly cheap.
Please get in touch with any questions.
Room available immediately in Family Home in Chelsea
£650 per month all inclusive.
Shared use of Kitchen , family Bathroom , Roof Terrace , Wi Fi etc.
Excellent Public Transport links to Westminster.
We have cats.
Large double room (with grey, upholstered bed, drawers, built in wardrobes, spring mattress etc) in a large, split-level flat in leafy Honor Oak Park.
Honor Oak Park Station is a 30 second walk from the front door (and there’s no noise in the flat from trains). There are two separate floors and on each floor there is a bathroom so you will only be sharing a bathroom with one other person.
Honor Oak Park – Westminster is a 25 minute journey (via Canada Water or London Bridge).
Honor Oak Park has a Sainsburys Local (next door), a pizzeria opposite, coffee shops, a wine bar and a Turkish restaurant. All these are a stone’s throw from the property. There are also loads of green fields and woodland walks to do.
The rent is 650/month including super fast broadband. Other bills I sort out and send bills.
Any questions give me a shout. There are 2 fridge/freezers (so you only share with one person) and loads of cupboard and storage space.