Event

Event: Policy engagement training programme

Date:
Registration deadline:
Registration closed
Location:
Online and at Treforest, Bath and Aberdeen
Event type:
Course
Audience:
Environmental, economic and social science researchers
Cost:
Free

The course is being delivered by the Institute for Methods Innovation, Fast Track Impact and Walcott Communications on behalf of NERC and ESRC. See the full event details on the Institute for Methods Innovation website.

This training programme is designed to support researchers to make a demonstrable difference to evidence-informed public policy with their research.

Who can apply

You must be:

  • an environmental, economic or social science researcher at postdoctoral level or higher
  • based at an organisation which is eligible to apply to ESRC or NERC

What you will be doing

Participants will:

  • learn from experts in policy engagement and research impact
  • gain policymaker insights through direct interaction with policymakers
  • have the opportunity to join an alumni network for continued support, collaboration, and professional growth post-training

The programme consists of a self-paced online training course and live virtual training or in-person training sessions at different locations in the UK.

There are four modules. We encourage you to attend the full training course. However, you can pick and choose which modules to attend (and whether to attend virtually or in person).

How to strategise, scope and plan for policy impact

Virtual (Zoom) sessions will take place on 4 and 6 March 2024, 9:00am to midday UK time.

In-person session will take place on 4 March 2024, 10:00am to 4:00pm UK time, Treforest, Wales.

How to navigate the policy impact process

Virtual (Zoom) sessions will take place on 12 and 13 March 2024, 9:00am to midday UK time.

In-person session will take place on 20 March 2024, 10:00am to 4:00pm UK time, Bath, England.

How to make a difference in policy

Virtual (Zoom) sessions will take place on 19 and 21 March 2024, 9:00am to midday UK time.

In-person session will take place on 15 April 2024, 10:00am to 4:00pm UK time, Treforest, Wales.

How to evaluate and evidence policy impact

Virtual (Zoom) sessions will take place on 25 and 26 March 2024, 9:00am to midday UK time.

In-person session will take place on 18 April 2024, 10:00am to 4:00pm UK time, Aberdeen, Scotland.

A second round of the training sessions will be hosted in autumn 2024. More information will be shared in due course.

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