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Wednesday 21 March 2018

Research, Impact and the UK Parliament

Plymouth Marjon University is excited to annouce we will be hosting Research, Impact and the UK Parliament: March 2018, by UK Parliament Education & Engagement Service

To register:

How can your research be heard in the UK Parliament?

The UK Parliament uses research and academic knowledge to inform scrutiny and legislation.

Academics can help to ensure that the decisions that affect people’s lives are taken with the best available evidence.

This training event is interactive with plenty of opportunity for discussion and questions. A networking session with refreshments is included. After the training you will:

  • Understand Parliament’s role and processes
  • Know how research is used in the UK Parliament
  • Be able to identify opportunities to feed your research into Parliament’s work
  • Learn tips and advice on communicating your research at Parliament

Using Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology research into the 2014 REF case studies, this event will also discuss how academics are having impact in Parliament and give practical advice and information about how to get involved.

There is an attendance fee of £40, including VAT. If this fee is a barrier to your attendance, please contact us; we may make exceptions in some circumstances.

Please note that this event is aimed at academics and researchers. If you would like a free community workshop about how the UK Parliament works and how you can get involved, please contact the Outreach and Engagement Service directly or complete our Community workshop booking form.

Any queries may be addressed to the Houses of Parliament Universities Programme at or on 0207 219 8711.

REF2021: Building Impact

Tuesday 12 December 2017 1300 - 1600, Room E206

The sessions are:

Welcome; Professor Andrew Edwards, University Director of Research.

Research, Impact and the UK Parliament; Tomas Williams, Senior Community Outreach and Engagement Officer.

  • How to contact MPs and Lords, 
  • What Select Committees do
  • Submitting research as evidence to a Select Committee
  • The House of Commons and House of Lords libraries
  • The Parliament Office of Science and Technology
  • All-Party Parliamentary Groups

Building impact for REF2021 submission; Professor Andrew Edwards & Dr Tomasina Oh.

  • REF2021 updates
  • UoA mapping
  • Characteristics of good impact cases
  • VV impact tracker

Research Informed Teaching

13 & 14 September 2017

The Marjon Conference 'Research Informed Teaching' 2017

Keynote speakers:

Professor Rob Warner, Vice-Chancellor

Research informed teaching


Dr Pauline Hanesworth, Higher Education Academy

Breaking down the barriers: considering the research-teaching nexus