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Institute for Government: Public Policy Engagement Workshop

Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership

Friday, 6 October 2017 from 09:30 to 17:30 (BST)

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Public Policy Engagement Training

The opportunity

Following the success of eight policy engagement workshops, attended by a wide range of postgraduates, Midlands3Cities (M3C) DTP and the White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities (WRoCAH) are running a Public Policy Engagement workshop to delivered by the Institute for Government this autumn. The workshop is open to students at all stages of thier research.

The objectives of the day are to:

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 to disseminate thier research.


•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


Participants to read a few carefully-chosen articles about engaging with policy makers, and think about the area of policy they would most like to engage with.

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 Some Background

In Autumn 2015, the AHRC doctoral training partnerships of Midlands3Cities (M3C) and White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities (WRoCAH) secured funding to deliver training in Public Policy Engagement for postgraduate research students (AHRC-funded and beyond). The training was delivered by facilitators from two leading bodies specialising in policy engagement - the Institute for Government and the History & Policy Unit - along with a range of academics and partner organisations who have policy engagement experience.  

About the Institute for Government

The Institute for Government is an independent charity working to increase government effectiveness.
We work with all the main political parties at Westminster and with senior civil servants in Whitehall. We provide evidence based advice that draws on best practice from around the world.
We undertake research, provide the highest quality development opportunities for senior decision makers and organise events to invigorate and provide fresh thinking on the issues that really matter to government.

Do you have questions about Institute for Government: Public Policy Engagement Workshop? Contact Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership

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When & Where

University of Birmingham
Lucas House, Edgbaston Room
Edgbaston Park Road
B15 2RA Birmingham
United Kingdom

Friday, 6 October 2017 from 09:30 to 17:30 (BST)

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Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership

The Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership (M3C DTP) is a collaboration between the University of Birmingham, Birmingham City University, De Montfort University, University of Leicester, Nottingham Trent University and The University of Nottingham. M3C is awarding up to 87 PhD Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) studentships for UK/EU applicants for 2017 entry. M3C provides research candidates with expert supervision (including opportunities for cross-institutional supervision), research training and access to a wide range of facilities, cohort events and placement opportunities with regional, national and international partners in the creative and cultural sectors.  

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