These opportunities have been compiled by UK Parliament’s Knowledge Exchange Unit (KEU).

Take a look at the KEU’s webhub of information and resources for researchers

These opportunities and resources have been sent to members of the KEU’s informal network for knowledge mobilisers, for circulation to the research community (find out more about the network).

Select committee inquiries launched in the last seven days (since 10 November 2022)

Please click the title of any inquiry listed below to be taken to a summary of that inquiry and the full call for evidence.

Remember that you don’t have to answer every question posed in each call for evidence. And you can also explore all select committee inquiries currently open for submissions of written evidence.

Select committee inquiries launched since 03 November 2022

Please click the title of any inquiry listed below to be taken to a summary of that inquiry and the full call for evidence. 

Why should I engage? Submitting evidence to a select committee can lead to further engagement, such as an invitation to give oral evidence. Your submission will be published on the Committee webpage. Your insights may inform the Committee’s conclusions or recommendations it makes to the Government. Find out more about why to engage with Parliament. You can also read more on engagement for impact.

More information: Explore all select committee inquiries currently open for submissions of written evidence

Support resources: Find guidance on submitting evidence to select committees on the KEU’s ‘how to guides’ page. Watch our 30 minute online training session “How to work with select committees”.

UK Parliament Week 2022!

UK Parliament Week is an annual event which spreads the word about what Parliament is, what it does and how you can get involved. This year we want to spotlight some of the simple ways that researchers and academics can engage in the work of UK Parliament. 

Follow @UKParl_Research on Twitter! We use Twitter to share open select-committee inquiries, job opportunities and fellowships, and any requests for specialist expertise. 

Contact us directly! If you want to share a publication or research paper with Parliament, contact and we will send this to our relevant Parliamentary colleagues. These colleagues include POST advisers, House of Commons or House of Lords librarians, and select committee staff members. We’re also happy to answer any questions you have about how Parliament works, or how research is used in UK Parliament. 

The Knowledge Exchange Unit also has a range of resources on our website for researchers and academics who want to engage in Parliament. This includes training videos which are tailored for different roles and researcher career stages, training sessions on writing for a Parliamentary audiences and information on why evidence is so valuable to the work of Parliament. 

View our range of free online resources on the UK Parliament website

Why should I engage? Academic evidence and expertise is a valuable tool to Parliament in it’s scrutiny of the Government, and tin the shaping of legislation and policy. For researchers, engaging with Parliament is a way to broaden their audience and demonstrate impact. KEU resources will help researchers to engage with Parliament, and guide them towards the most effective ways to engage, 

More information: Visit the Knowledge Exchange Unit website for information about training and resources. Follow the KEU on Twitter. Find our more about Parliament Week on the Parliament Week website. 

ICYMI: New topics for POST briefings approved!

Last week, we shared that the POST board had approved four new topics for Parliamentary briefings (known as POSTnotes) 

  • Electricity market reform 
  • Hormone treatment for children with gender dysphoria 
  • Diet-based inequalities
  • Online advertising technologies 

POSTnotes are a fantastic opportunity for researchers to engage with Parliament, as POST advisers talk to stakeholders from academia to identify key themes, share any critical literature or peer-review the briefings. 

More information about how to contribute to POST briefings can be found on the UK Parliament website. 

Why should I engage? POSTnotes are used by Members of the House of Commons and the House of Lords and UK Parliament staff to navigate complex research. Contributing to a POSTnote is a good way of feeding your expertise into the UK Parliament as part of a trusted, impartial publication. All contributors are acknowledged when the POSTnote is published. On publication, you and your organisation’s communications team will be notified to publicise the POSTnote and your contribution. Therefore your contribution can help raise your profile and promote your research.  

More information:  Find out more about contributing to a POSTnote as an expert. For queries about POST or POSTnotes contact POST. 

A fact for all the sesquipedalians out there! 

The Hansard website has transcripts of Parliamentary sessions that date back to the early 19th century. This online archive is a rich source for academics and researchers, particularly those working in arts and humanities. 

More information
Find out more about Hansard online 
Find House of Commons debates by keyword and dates
Find House of Lords debates by keywords and dates