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Public Policy|Southampton offers a series of practical policy training sessions designed to support the process of engaging policymakers with your evidence.

Delivered by external and internal experts, these sessions can be taken in isolation based on your specific needs or as a series providing the opportunity to gain a rounded view of what policy impact is, how to measure it and the tools and techniques needed to achieve it.

You can find links to all of our upcoming Spring 2019 training sessions by clicking the button below. If you can't make one of our sessions don't worry they are always be video livestreamed via our twitter account and you can find video from previous sessions below.  Finally if you have suggestions of topics you would like us to cover please email us with 'Policy|Training - suggestions' in the subject line.

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Video archive from previous Policy|Training

Policy Engagement for Impact

Focussing on engaging with policy makers, this seminar invited both internal and external speakers to present different perspectives and approaches with to engaging with the policy community through research activities.

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Pathways to Impact 

Dr Stephen Kemp, Impact Framework Manager at the University of Southampton takes you through what ‘impact’ is, where the impact agenda has developed from and what research councils are looking for in a Pathway’s to Impact statement.

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How to write a policy brief

Anna McNamee explains what the policymaker audience demands from a policy brief and how you can go about creating it.

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Policy master class with John Denham

This session developed and delivered by former Secretary of State and University of Southampton Alumnus John Denham is designed for researchers with a public policy impact goal in mind. This exciting opportunity to work in small groups with this former Cabinet Minister will enhance and illuminate what works well when communicating evidence to senior policymakers.

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Identifying and responding to consultations

Director of Public Policy|Southampton and former senior civil servant Gavin Costigan unpacks the differences between Parliamentary and Governmental consultations and demonstrates some practical skills for researchers in choosing if and how to respond.

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Harnessing Twitter to influence policymakers

Public Policy|Southampton Communications Officer Gareth Giles looks at how Twitter can provide access to policy circles, how to present your findings online and how to identify online influencers.

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