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The Role of Select Committees - ESRC IAA Training

Friday 18 March 2016, 1.00PM to 2.30pm

Academics are required to articulate the potential ‘impact’ that their research may have on society, culture and the economy for the purposes of winning research funding, and for the purposes of reporting to those assessing the quality of research. There are a myriad of ways in which research can influence wider society and this session particularly focuses on engaging with parliament as one route or pathway to achieving impact. This session introduces the mechanisms and process by which you might engage with the policy making process. This session invites participants to take part in a select committee, bringing to life the policy making process.

By the end of the session attendees will:

  • Understand in detail what select committees in both the House of Commons and House of Lords do
  • Understand in detail how the select committees work, and how they can engage effectively with them.
  • Understand the composition and function of a select committee in the Commons and Lords
  • Have knowledge of the stages of a select committee inquiry.
  • Understand how to access further information and track the work of select committees

The session is funded by the University of York ESRC Impact Acceleration Account.

This training session is aimed at and open to academic staff at the University of York. Admission is by free ticket only, please book your place at Eventbrite.

Attendees may be interested to attend the morning session, ‘Your Parliament: An Introduction for Academics’, for which separate registration is required.

Location: Training Room YH/001b, Research Centre for Social Sciences, University of York, Heslington, YO10 5ZF