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Support for researchers

Public Policy|Southampton supports researchers through capacity building activities such as our impact training programme, our tailored impact toolkit and guidance for ways to engage. We assist researchers from their application for funding through to their dissemination to policymakers. Consult us on your Pathways to Impact and contact us to discuss how we can support you with your research project.

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Areas of Research Interest

Government Areas of Research Interest

The ARI's are documents setting out the key research questions confronting government departments. Click to find out more about the UK Government's Areas of Research Interest per Ministerial Department.



Join our Public Policy|Southampton's membership network to benefit from enhanced opportunities to engage with policymakers on a local, national and international level.


Ways to engage

Guidance on the many channels available to researchers to engage with policymakers.


The New Things Fund

Keep up to date on the progress of our New Things Fund, launched in December 2020 and created to 'get things going'.


Consultation Responses

Public Policy|Southampton monitor consultations with expertise from the University of Southampton to support evidence-based policymaking.



Join us in our monthly training sessions featuring internal and external speakers delivering practical 'how to' sessions to support researchers in engaging with policymakers.

Policy Projects

Policy Projects

Learn about PPS led current collaborative projects between the University of Southampton researchers and UK Government and Parliament.

Centre for Science and Policy

Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP)

Since December 2015 Public Policy|Southampton is affiliated to the Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP) Policy Fellowship Programme. Click to learn more about this collaboration.

Policy Briefs

Policy Briefs

A variety of policy briefs from projects across the University of Southampton that help UoS academics enhance the impact of their research.


Evidence to Policy Blogs

Click to read UoS Students and Academics reflecting on their experience of engaging with PPS and policymakers.

Researcher working

Impact toolkit

Guidance on things to consider in the science to policy process and useful tips in planning and costing your impact activities.



The University's Research and Enterprise newsletter offering insight into public policy related research conducted at the University as well as public engagement and business activities.


Voice of Young Science 2020

The University of Southampton has begun partnership with Sense about Science on its Voice of Young Science (VoYS) programme in 2020. Click here to learn more.

Social Media

#TagUoSExpert Campaign

Public Policy|Southampton started a campaign titled #TagUoSExpert on our social media platforms. The aim of this campaign is to increase UoS engagement and enhance the impact of their research.

Policy Podcast

Policy Podcasts

Click here to listen to our Policy Podcast series. In each episode we speak to the UoS researchers and experts, about their experiences confronting critical issues in the domestic and foreign policies.


HE Policy News

Keep up to date with the dynamic Higher Education policy environment with the PPS funded, institutional subscription to WonkHE.

Placements and Secondments

Placements and Secondments

PPS works across all faculties of the University of Southampton supporting researchers in making connections with policymakers in their field of research.

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