Photograph by Jorge Royan, CC BY-SA 3.0

Wednesday 25 November 2015, Hansard Society, London

Organised by

Heritage Consortium AHRC Centre for Doctoral Training (Bradford, Huddersfield, Hull, Leeds Beckett, Northumbria, Sheffield Hallam and Teesside Universities)

SEAHA Centre for Doctoral Training in Science and Engineering in Arts Heritage and Archaeology (EPSRC-funded, UCL, University of Oxford, University of Brighton)

With thanks to funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council

Applications are invited for a training day in Heritage Public Policy Engagement.

The objectives of the training day are –

  1. To raise participants’ awareness of the importance of public policy engagement, of the different forms it can take generally, and those relevant to Heritage in particular.
  2. To equip participants with the requisite knowledge of the regulatory and governance frameworks for Heritage-relevant public policy in the UK and EU, at national, regional and local levels.
  3. To provide the means for participants to identify their own public policy engagement training needs and to plan a public policy engagement strategy relevant to their own research and career goals.
  4. To facilitate engagement between participants, experts and policy-makers within a structured and supportive setting.

Public Policy Engagement for Heritage Researchers

This one-day event addresses topic of public policy engagement for Heritage scholars. It is aimed at PhD students and early career researchers working on heritage issues. The day comprises individual themed sessions on various aspects of the public policy engagement process led by scholars and practitioners, and builds upon the online modules: ‘Heritage: the regulatory and governance environment’, and ‘Public Policy Engagement on Heritage: planning and demonstrating your strategy’. 

Provisional Programme

10.00-10.30       Welcome and Introduction (including coffee)

10.30-11.30       Session 1: A public policy engagement strategy for heritage research

Facilitators: Elizabeth Monaghan, Stefan Ramsden, Rosemary Wall (University of Hull)

11.30-12.00       Coffee

12.00-13.00       Session 2: Shaping the Message: Academic research and public policy engagement

Speaker: May Cassar (UCL)

Facilitator: Rosemary Wall

13.00-14.00       Lunch

14.00-15.00       Session 3: Being Heard: How public policy actors use academic research

Speaker: Ruth Fox (Hansard Society)

Facilitator: Stefan Ramsden

15.00-15.30       Tea and coffee

15.30-16.30       Session 4: Inputs into Policy: Ways into government and parliament

Speaker: Lord Norton of Louth (University of Hull)

Facilitator: Elizabeth Monaghan

16.30-17.15       Review of engagement strategies and conclusions

Eligibility and Application Process

Priority will be given to AHRC-funded and SEAHA doctoral students, with any vacant spaces then open to other doctoral students and early post-PhD researchers.

Applicants will have to complete a short registration form (below), including monitoring of diversity.

Successful applicants will be expected to complete online training in advance of the training day, which should take approximately 2 hours.

We will review relevant applications until all places have been taken. Places are limited so you are encouraged to apply early.

Please note that although the training is free of charge, we do not have extra funding for travel. Your AHRC Consortium or SEAHA will be expected to pay travel and, where necessary, accommodation expenses, so please check with your CDT or DTP whether this is possible before applying. There is no need for Heritage Consortium PhD students to check in advance of applying.

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