Part 1: Introducing The Forum & policy engagement
In this introductory video, we look at why you might like to start engaging with policymakers as a researcher, and how The Forum can help. We also provide a short overview of the course and hear about the value of policy engagement, including some top tips, from Professor Nick Jennings, Dr Ana Mijic, Dr Yves-Alexandre de Montjoye, Dr Julia Makinde and Dr Marc Stettler.
Part 2: Engaging with Parliament
In part 2 of The Forum’s short course, we look at how researchers can engage with Parliament. We discuss the role of Parliament and opportunities for researchers to engage with select committees and all-party parliamentary groups. We also hear from Dr Julia Makinde about her experience of the Royal Society Pairing Scheme.
Read more about engaging with Parliament.
Part 3: Engaging with the Civil Service
In part 3 of The Forum’s short course, we look at what the civil service is and how it works, as well as ways to engage with the civil service as a researcher. We also hear from Dr Marc Stettler on his experience working with the Government Office for Science and the Department for Transport.
Read more about engaging with the Civil Service.
Part 4: Engaging with local government
In part 4 of The Forum’s short course, we look at the importance of local government. What is local government and who are the key decision makers? How can you influence them as a researcher? We also speak to Dr Marc Stettler, who talks about his engagement with Transport for London.
Part 5: Engaging with the European Union
In part 4 of The Forum’s short course, we look at how to engage with EU policymaking as a researcher. We explain the roles of the European Commission, European Parliament and European Council, and how researchers can begin engaging with them.
Part 6: Tools for engaging - policy briefings
In part 6 of The Forum’s short course, we provide some top tips on writing a useful and accessible policy briefing about your research, which is a key way to engage with policymakers.
Read more about writing a policy briefing.
Pt 7: Tools for engaging – evidence submissions
In part 7 of The Forum’s short course, we provide some of our top tips on putting together a useful and accessible evidence submission for parliamentary select committee inquiries and government consultations.
Read more on submitting evidence.