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Engaging With Policy Makers

30th January 2020 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

The Institute for Government will be providing SWW DTP students with training on Engaging With Policy Makers.


Aims and objectives

Overall aim of the day – to give participants a sense of how policy-making works in practice, and how they can engage effectively with policy makers


· Introduce participants to the reality of how government works;

· Discuss how policy is made and influenced in practice (with particular reference to arts and humanities);

· Share key lessons on different routes to engagement

· Develop skills to build profile and communicate research


Workshop facilitators

Katie Thorpe

Katie Thorpe is a learning and development consultant working in both public and private sectors, and is currently the Institute’s Learning and Development Adviser. She is responsible for the Engaging with Government programme for Early Career Researchers which is run annually on behalf of the AHRC and designs and delivers sessions on similar topics to a range of audiences. Prior to starting her own business she spent 13 years at professional services firm Deloitte, training first as an auditor and then moving to the global learning group.

Katie will be joined by experienced academics from across the SWW DTP who will talk about their own experiences of engaging with policy makers. This will include:

Genevieve Lively, Reader in Classics and Bristol Classics Hub Director, University of Bristol http://www.bristol.ac.uk/classics/hub/people/genevieve-liveley/

Dr Bernhard Gross, Associate Professor and Associate Head of Department, UWE https://people.uwe.ac.uk/Person/BernhardGross


Eligibility: Please note that this event is open to students who are currently funded by the SWW DTP.


Room 1.20, 35 Berkeley Square, Bristol, BS8 1JA
35 Berkeley Square
Bristol,BS8 1JA
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