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This session, designed for early career researchers, DPhil students and professionals services staff, aims to help those new to policy engagement to increase their understanding of how to engage with policy makers.

Delivery mode: Online
Date: 10 April, 2024
Time: 10:00 - 11:30

If you are interested in creating valuable connections between academia and policymakers and sharing your research insights to better inform public policies, this opportunity is for you. This introductory session, tailored to those new to policy engagement, is designed to support researchers in transforming their motivations for impact into a structured understanding of how to engage with the public policy world.

Learning outcomes

  • A better understanding of the differences between policy influence, impact, and engagement.
  • Enhanced understanding of the policy process at different levels of government (local, regional, national and international)
  • Increased awareness of practical tools and strategies to create a policy engagement plan

In this session, you will benefit from a combination of presentations, short exercises, and opportunities to discuss with peer researchers your motivations, plans, and challenges when it comes to engaging with policymakers and the public policy world.

José Rojas Alvarado, the OPEN Learning and Development Manager, will facilitate this session. 

Supplementary materials, including PowerPoint slides, tools, and recommended reading and resources will be provided to participants, further embedding the concepts covered.


  • Deadline for expressions of interest: 8 April 2024, 12:00 GMT
  • Allocation of seats: 8 April 2024.

Intended for
This opportunity is intended for early-career researchers from all divisions / DPhil Students/ Professional Services Staff.


Click here to register by 8 April