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PPS Upcoming Training Sessions

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.

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If you can't make one of our sessions don't worry, 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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Filmed Training Sessions

How to Win at Policy

Watch Gareth Giles, Head of PPS explaining the various ways researchers and students can engage with policy makers.

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Identify & Influence Policy Makers

This video helps to understand who the key policymakers are, how to find them and hot to get them to focus on your recommendation.

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Pathways to Impact

David Steynor, Impact Framework Manager takes you through what Impact is, when the agenda has developed from and what RCUK are looking for.

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In The Digital Age

Gareth Giles looks at how online tools can provide access to policy circles, how to make an impact & identify online influencers.

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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

Designed for researchers with a public policy impact goal in mind, to enhance & illuminate what works well.

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Identifying and Responding

Gavin Costigan unpacks the differences between Parliamentary and Governmental consultations and demonstrates practical skills for researchers.

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Harnessing Twitter

Gareth Giles looks at how Twitter can provide access to policy circles, how to present your findings and how to identify influencers.

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