Policy Impact for Early Career Researchers at Manchester Met

Join us for an introduction to Policy Impact for Early Career Researchers!

The session will provide a brief introduction to the world of policy-making, and highlight legitimate routes to engage these policy makers with your research. An introduction to MetroPolis will highlight ways in which the University’s research-led think tank can provide support with planning and achieving policy impact.

The session will consist of short talks from the speakers, followed by an open discussion about how to make the most of your research in terms of influencing policy. Whilst this session is aimed primarily at ECRs in the Faculty of Science and Engineering, we encourage ECRs from any other disciplines to join us for this session.

Speakers include:

  • Dr Sarah Bunn, Biological Sciences and Health Advisor, Parliamentary Office for Science and Technology (POST)
  • Dr Chris O’Leary, Acting Director of the Policy Evaluation and Research Unit (PERU), Manchester Met
  • Dr Sam Illingworth, Senior Lecturer in Science Communication, Manchester Met

Additonal speakers are to be confirmed.



How do I get to the venue?

You can find travel information to the All Saints campus here: http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/travel/manchester/

The John Dalton Building is number 1 on the campus map: http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/travel/manchester/

The main street entrance into the John Dalton Building is from Chester Street, just off of Oxford Road.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please contact S.Illingworth@mmu.ac.uk with any questions.

Is this session open to researchers of all levels?

This session is specifically for ECR’s. MetroPolis has an annual training programme consisting of a shorter, half day session, as well as a more indepth programme. We are hoping to announce the 2018 dates for these sessions soon. Please check our website and twitter pages for the announcements of these dates.

Is this session open to ECR’s from other institutions?

This session is specifically for ECR’s at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Registration can be found here:


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