Working for the Education Select Committee

Richard Ward, Clerk of the Education Select Committee in the House of Commons, reflects on his role in Parliament. From Birmingham to Westminster I studied Philosophy at Birmingham between 2004 and 2007 and attended a couple of events run by the careers centre during my second and final years, one of which was a practice … Continue reading “Working for the Education Select Committee”

What academics really think about policy engagement

In May 2018 I began a parliamentary academic fellowship with the House of Commons Select Committee on International Development. This committee, like many others, hears mainly from a small group of universities, mainly in London and the South East, and wanted to know how to engage a wider range of academic expertise across the country.  … Continue reading “What academics really think about policy engagement”