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Engaging with policymakers workshop – Thursday 20 January, 10am to 12.30pm

Engaging with policymakers workshop – Thursday 20 January, 10am to 12.30pm

Engagement with policymakers can enable researchers to use their expertise to contribute to the policy issues facing decision makers in the UK and across the globe.

Demonstrating impact is becoming an increasingly important part of the REF Assessment, so future career development and success may require closer working with policymakers.

Aiming to address this developmental need, and in response to requests from many of our postdoctoral researchers, C-DICE is organising a policy engagement workshop in collaboration with the Institute for Government, which is an independent charity working to increase government effectiveness. The Institute has deep expertise in how UK government works, and conduct original research into policy making, the structures and performance of government, devolution, public services, and digital transformation. It has recently published reports on how academia can better engage with government, and vice versa.

The aim of this workshop is to demystify government and explain how to engage successfully with policy makers. This workshop would be most suitable for researchers who do not have previous experience of engaging with policymakers.

Participants will:

  • Gain an improved understanding of the governmental landscape
  • Learn how research and innovation are used in policy making
  • Learn practical tips for engagement
  • Hear from early career researchers who have successfully engaged with policymakers


  • Welcome, overview of event
  • Institute for Government session facilitated by Tom Sasse (Associate Director) and Katie Thorpe (Head of Learning and Development)
  • Success stories of engaging with policymakers
  • Closing remarks

Registration (via Inkpath):

If you are a postdoctoral researcher please use this link, which can also be found in the Booking section below.

This workshop is aimed at postdoctoral researchers but a few places are also available for PhD students. If you are a PhD student, please register using this link.

Please note that if you do not have an Inkpath account, you need to create one in order to be able to book your place. Guidance on how to create an account is available here.

If you have any problems creating an Inkpath account or registering for the workshop, please contact Madalina Stalniceanu on

* Top image from by Falco


20th January 2022

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