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New Policy Engagement Training

last modified Oct 01, 2015 05:20 PM
Places are being offered to Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences PhD students, entering their third year of PhD study in October 2015 or near completion, for public policy engagement training.

Brand new

Public Policy Engagement training programme for third year PhD students

Cambridge Doctoral Training Partnership


Packed with insight and practical tools, this new programme, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, offers you a unique opportunity to explore the relationship between your own research and the world of public policy. 


Stand out from the crowd when you apply for your next career position:

  • Explore ways to influence a broad policy audience with your research
  • Hear first-hand experience from influential guest speakers
  • Network and ‘pitch’ your policy recommendations to a panel of leaders in the field of public policy


Who is this opportunity for?


We are looking for twenty keen and committed Cambridge University Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences PhD students, entering their third year of PhD study in October 2015 or near completion. You do not need to have any knowledge or experience of public policy to take part in the programme.


Programme Outline


Session 1: What is public policy?                                                                    20th October

Session 2: Universities and public policy                                                        27th October

Session 3: Who are the policy makers?                                                          3rd November

Session 4: Public policy in action                                                                    10th November

Session 5: Preparing your pitch workshop                                                      17th November

Session 6: Policy Den Day                                                                               30th November


Sessions 1-4 will be held from 4pm – 7pm, in the Nihon Room, Pembroke College, session 5, will be held from 2-5pm, in Room 7 of Kenmare House and session 6 will be held from 1-5pm in the Nihon Room, Pembroke College. 


The sessions will take you on a journey, starting with a broad introduction to the world of public policy, narrowing to explore policy impacts within the University environment, and finally exploring how you can engage with public policymaking, no matter how conceptual your own research might seem. 


How do I apply for a place?


Please return the completed form below to no later than 9th  October.   Please note that you must be able to attend all sessions.

For more information please contact Catherine Hasted

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About Us

We aim to support public policy research across Cambridge University, working with colleagues in science, social science, the arts and humanities, to apply new thinking to public policy problems and promote research and analysis into the public policy process. We hope to connect and raise the profile of existing public policy related work across the University and support collaborative research that includes policy development in a range of subject areas. 

Contact us if you are interested in joining the initiative or would like to know more.