On 12th March 2020, join UK Parliament's Knowledge Exchange Unit to:
- Share your lived experiences around inequality in existing parliamentary processes and the barriers you have faced to being heard at Parliament
- Contribute ideas on how we can support and embrace the community of researchers from BAME background to engage with Parliament
- Celebrate the contributions and impact of academics from BAME backgrounds
- Explore and learn how to engage with UK Parliament as a researcher
- Build networks and new contacts with Parliamentarians, parliamentary staff and other stakeholders from the research community.
This free event will run 10:30am - 6:00pm (NB there will be a networking session running 4:30 - 6:00pm which is optional). It will take place in Westminster, London.
We are holding this event because we know that researchers from BAME backgrounds are under-represented in engagement with the UK Parliament, based on both statistical and anecdotal evidence, and we want that to change.
The event is open to all from the research community; it is aimed particularly at academic researchers who have thought about engaging with Parliament and would like to learn more about how to do so, as well as those working in knowledge mobiliser roles (research impact, policy brokerage, knowledge exchange, research development etc).
This event is part of a small series – we held an event for women researchers in October 2019 and will be holding an event focused on academics with disabilities (date TBA). These extra-ordinary events fit alongside our ‘Parliament for Researchers’ training series (UK-wide, monthly training sessions for researchers, run by Parliament’s Knowledge Exchange Unit: www.parliament.uk/academic-training).