• Training Room

    SPIRAL - Working with Policymakers: a Practical Guide
    Provider   Organisational and Staff Development Unit

    A practical introduction to engaging with policymakers in Scotland. This is an on-campus event, including a talk followed by a Q & A session.

Duration 3 hours

Course Type Workshop

Booking Status Waiting List

Is this course right for me?

Target Audience: Researchers, KE Staff, ECRs, research directors, directors of impact.

How can my research influence public policy? What makes for impactful research? Does the government listen to academics? How should I choose what issues to address or find out where to get started? How does policy work in Scotland.
Researchers have an opportunity to influence the world of government policy in a number of ways but it is not always obvious how to get going. This session will offer a few suggestions on how to achieve change in the world of public policy, and how research and policy interact in ways that are both impactful and interesting.
The discussion will be led by Nick Bibby, director of the Scottish Policy & Research Exchange.




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Cancellation Policy 

When applying for a course, you should note that there will be a £50* charge to your Department / School if you do not attend your place on the course. There will be no charge as long as you cancel your booked place before the event or notify our staff at osdu@strath.ac.uk that you can no longer attend.

A Department / School is welcome to send someone else in your place if they wish without incurring a charge, providing that person has the necessary prerequisites for the course. In the case of courses split over more than one day, you are expected to attend ALL parts of the course.

*This is the standard charge for cancellation or non-attendance of a course of 1-day duration or less. For some courses, there may be a higher cancellation charge and if this is the case you will be advised of this at the time of booking. 

Delivered By: Nick Bibby, Director, Scottish Policy & Research Exchange (www.spre.scot)