This year's focus is 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 include Rachel Wolf, former adviser to the Prime Minister, and Steve Chapman, Head of the University's Ingenuity Lab.
There are three strands of breakout sessions tailored for various levels of expertise and experience:
Strand 1: Expert track on policy impact
Strand 2: Expert track on public engagement
Strand 3: First steps and next steps track offering a variety of breakout sessions including Policy 101, Public Engagement 101, working with schools and getting involved in festivals
Registration is open to academics and professional staff from the University of Nottingham.
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
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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