Nottingham in Parliament Day 2016 – programme now live

October 7th, 2016

With over 45 events developed in collaboration with well-over 100 partners, the Nottingham in Parliament Day 2016 programme is now live, with all events confirmed and ready to book online on the Nottingham in Parliament Day website.

Led by The University of Nottingham, Nottingham in Parliament Day is nothing short of a full take-over of Westminster all taking place on Tuesday 25 October. Highlights of the day include:

  • academics from The University of Nottingham pitched against members of the House of Commons in an episode of University Challenge
  • members of the GB archery team giving Robin Hood target practice
  • Professor Sir Martyn Poliakoff conducting live chemistry experiments with Jo Johnson, Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation

Over University 70 academics and researchers are involved in the day – with over 40 parliamentarians helping us book rooms across Westminster. There are approximately 15 other University of Nottingham-policymaker meetings taking place on the day (that we know about) that aren’t on the programme, so it’s not just about holding events.

How to sign up for events?

Each event is being run by a different coalition of partners from across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, and as with all events held in Parliament, you will need to register for each event individually in order to receive a formal invitation. To sign up to events, please explore the programme and then get in touch with the relevant organisers using the contact information provided on the relevant event pages (either an email address or event registration link). Some events are invite-only and aren’t open to general interest.

Why has the University led this initiative?

The event has been developed by the Political and Public Affairs Unit in External Relations with three primary aims. Firstly, to support increased researcher engagement with policymakers and the development of pathways to impact. Secondly, to raise awareness and improve the perception of the University amongst MPs and other policymakers. Thirdly, to use the sense of collective endeavour and collaboration to support the development of partnerships amongst the local, regional and national stakeholders working with us on the programme.

Find out more

To find out more, visit the Nottingham in Parliament Day website. For all the latest Nottingham in Parliament Day updates, visit the blog and follow @Nottingham_Day on Twitter – you can also use the city-wide hashtag #NottinghamTogether.

Interested in taking part in a possible Nottingham in Parliament Day 2017? Email and if there is another NIPD, the team will get in touch.

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