The UK Parliament is committed to working with as diverse a range of people as possible. They have been working for a few years to inform and engage academic researchers in the work of Parliament through training and other activities.
They have just launched an online survey about the barriers to engaging with Parliament for academics. The survey is 14 questions long and should take around 5 minutes to complete. They welcome all contributions, although they are particularly interested in hearing from academics from groups who engage less with Parliament; women, academics from BAME backgrounds and academic with disabilities.
The survey closes on Friday 18 August 2017. The results from this survey will lead to activities focused on meeting some of the barriers identified and supporting a wider range of academics to engage with the business of Parliament.