Past event

PEPtalk three: Policy Briefs

Ever wondered what role research and evidence plays in policymaking? Have you considered how your research can help inform policy? Do you know how to engage with policymakers?

The Centre for Energy Ethics at the University of St Andrews invites you to its Policy Engagement Practice seminar series -- PEPtalks. Please join us and our invited speakers as we explore how researchers and policymakers can work together to tackle pressing policy issues. The aim of the seminar series is to encourage academics to engage with the policy realm and equip them with practical skills needed for those engagements.

PEPtalk three will be delivered by Nick Bibby, a policy engagement professional and the director of the Scottish Policy and Research Exchange (SPRE). During the event, Nick will provide an overview of the policy brief format and purpose, and offer practical advice on how to produce a policy brief that is informative, engaging, accessible and fit for purpose.

Nick will explain what policy briefs are, their value and purpose, how to write one, and -- equally importantly -- how not to.