How can academics get involved with the Assembly’s work?

Published 18/09/2018   |   Last Updated 27/05/2021   |   Reading Time minutes

Senedd Research has pulled together information about how academics can engage with the work of the Assembly and published this on its website.

The new web pages describe how academic research is used by the Assembly and outlines different ways to get involved with our work.

Also included is a new briefing note prepared jointly by the four UK legislatures (National Assembly for Wales, the Houses of Parliament, Scottish Parliament, Northern Ireland Assembly) on what research impact means in a parliamentary context. This note has been written to inform the development of guidance and assessment criteria for the next Research Excellence Framework (REF) exercise in 2021. The note shows that not only does academic research play an important role in supporting Members to conduct their work, it is clear that engaging with the Assembly is a way of demonstrating research impact.

In addition the new pages contain information about some of our other engagement initiatives such as the academic fellowship scheme. We will shortly be issuing a new call for academics to apply to work as a fellow alongside Senedd Research during 2019. Visit the new web pages now to read about the work carried out by our previous fellows and keep a look out for the 2019 call.

Article by Graham Winter, National Assembly for Wales Research Service