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Policy Engagement Workshops: Parliament

Getting in; getting on; getting out; getting back. How can academics effectively engage with parliament as a means of sharing policy ideas?

Date: Thursday 6 June - Thursday 6 June

Time: 12.30PM-2.30PM

Venue: Manchester Museum, The Conference Room

Details: Lunch will be provided

Audience: Academic staff at The University of Manchester

Organisers: Policy@Manchester


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Colin Talbot and Kieran Walshe have extensive experience of providing evidence and advice to select committees in parliament. Between them they have advised the Health, Public Administration, and Treasury Select Committees.

This workshop will explore their experience of engaging and how this can be used to help you if you are interested in starting engagements or developing your existing links with parliament.

We are very excited that Dr Stephen McGinness, Clerk to the Science and Technology Committee in parliament, will also be present to provide information on working with select committees and parliamentary processes from an insiders point of view.

The workshop will cover:

Getting In

How to get into select committee enquiries. Watching out for relevant enquiries. Researching past Committee reports. NAO reports and NAO contacts. The Scrutiny Unit. House Library.

Getting On

Informal contacts with Committee staff. Off the record briefings. How to submit formal evidence. Giving oral evidence.

Getting Out

How to make the most of engagement with a Committee. Media outlets. Commenting on Reports. Coping with disengagement.

Getting Back

Maintaining contacts. Sending information of interest to Committee staff, especially research outputs.

To confirm your attendance please visit our event registration page.