Annual Policy Impact and Public Engagement Conference


2018: Nottingham Engaged: Global Research, Civic Impact

17 September, Trent Building, University Park Campus, 8.45-17.00

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This year's focus was on the civic role of universities and how our research and expertise help us meet one of our core values: 'sustaining and improving the places and communities in which we are located'.

Plenary speakers included Rachel Wolf, former adviser to the Prime Minister, and Professor Simon Mosey, Director of the Haydn Green Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Nottingham University Business School.

The afternoon breakout sessions featured a range of workshops across key policy and public engagement topics including working with schools, engaging formally with Parliament, getting involved in festivals and evaluating for impact.

Resources from the conference will be available on Workspace shortly.

Conference agenda


2017: Nottingham Engaged: Rebooting the 'Expert'

6 July 2017, Auditorium, Jubilee Conference Centre, 09.30-16.30

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This conference brought together 150 University of Nottingham researchers and academics from all Faculties and Schools with an interest in/ experience of working in the public engagement and policy impact space. 

The day featured debates, pecha kucha showcases of best practice in research impact on policy and public engagement, and masterclasses delivered by experts from research funders and NGOs including the Wellcome Trust, Research Councils UK, Economic and Social Research Council, and the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology.

Resources from the day are available on Workspace



2016: Routes to Policy Impact 

11 May 2016, Great Hall, Trent Building, 12.00-16.30

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Together with the Governance and Public Policy Research Priority Area, we held the inaugural Routes to Policy Impact Conference on 11 May. 

Chaired by Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange, Professor Dame Jessica Corner, the day featured a speech from Rt Hon. Alan Johnson MP and external speakers including Government Office for Science, Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology, the King's Policy Institute, Shelter and CentreForum.

The conference aimed to highlight to the 150 academics and professional staff present why public policy impact matters to research academics and how the University of Nottingham can help academics engage with national policymakers. 

New resources from this conference, including Routes to Policy Impact: A Practical Guide for Academics and Researchers and 'Pecha Kucha' style presentations from University of Nottingham academics on their personal 'routes to policy impact' are available on our workspace page



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