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Nottingham Civic Exchange welcomes Parliament to Clifton

Nottingham Trent University hosted staff and MPs for a Widening Academic Engagement with Parliament event at Clifton Campus

Nottingham Trent University hosted 'Widening Academic Engagement with Parliament' at the Clifton campus on Thursday 28 March 2018. Members of Parliament, Parliamentary Office for Science and Technology (POST), Select Committee clerks and academics from across the country joined us to share best practice and learn from the experts

Parliamentary staff and academics from Nottingham Trent University and other institutions collaborated together and managed to collectively produce a very successful event.

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Alongside valuable insights about the structures and work practices from staff within POST and Select Committee teams, we also heard from Lilian Greenwood MP for Nottingham South. She shared her experiences of engaging with research and universities as a Shadow Transport Secretary, current Chair of the Transport Select Committee and an MP (which represents Nottingham Trent University). Lilian highlighted the importance of academic research for her work and shared her top tips for engaging. We also heard from Nottingham Trent University academics Dr Jason Pandya-Wood and Professor Andromachi Tseloni, who shared their experiences of providing oral evidence and working with Parliament to share research.

Alongside the opportunity to network with Parliamentary staff, participants also had the chance to practice the skills they had learned by crafting a written submission and taking part in a mock oral evidence session, some of which were chaired by Lilian Greenwood. The event was a great opportunity to learn about the many ways our research could feed into Parliament. It highlighted the best ways to plan, share, and build on your research and relationships, to increase your impact and widen the reach of your valuable work.

Nottingham Civic Exchange proudly supported this event and will look forward to sharing lessons from the day with our colleagues at Nottingham Trent University. We support academics to help maximise their impact and engage with Parliament and Governments, both national and devolved. To learn more about this aspect of Nottingham Civic Exchange contact Rich Pickford. He can provide further information or to arrange a meeting to talk through how we can help you and your work. To view our submissions to Parliament and other Commissions and Consultations please visit our Publications page.

Nottingham Civic Exchange

Nottingham Civic Exchange has been established by Nottingham Trent University to maximise research, policy and practical impact by bringing together university expertise with partners seeking to address the needs of local communities. NCE acts as a resource to look at social and economic issues in new ways. This means facilitating debate, acting as a bridge between research and policy debates, and developing practical projects at a local, city and regional level.

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Nottingham Civic Exchange welcomes Parliament to Clifton

Published on 18 April 2018
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