We've collated some useful links and documents for anyone interested in improving communication between academia and policy-makers.

UCL Public Policy - How to guides

UCL Public Policy has produced a range of resources to help researchers across the institution. These quick guides will help to explain what public policy is all about and contain some important advice.

Sense about Science - Peer Review

"This is a nuts and bolts guide to peer review for early career researchers written by members of the VoYS network. Using a collection of concerns raised by their peers, the VoYS writing team set off to interview scientists, journal editors, grant bodies’ representatives, patient group workers and journalists in the UK and around the world to find out how peer review works, the challenges for peer review and how to get involved."

Guardian series “The secrets of good science writing”




Public Policy Researchers Network

"The PPRN is an inter-university platform which aims to foster methodological training, cooperation, and debate between doctoral students working in the broad field of public policy and political economy"

Sense about Science - VoYS (Voice of Young Scientists) network


Who you should know


Innovation foundation that hosts fascinating events

Sense about Science  

John Maddox Prize for Standing up for Science

Parliamentary Office for Science and Technology

Policy Fellowships

UKRI Internships

Internships and work experience in policy

Royal Society

MP Pairing Scheme

The Plant Science Panel

Understanding Animal Research

Full Fact

Pint of Science


Café Scientifiqué

Three Minute Thesis

STEM ambassador


Science Media Centre

The Brilliant Club

British Science Association Media Fellowships

Big Bang Fair

STEM ambassador





Nature blogs

The Conversation

A Royal Society blog about scientists using Twitter

I'm a Scientist, Get me out of here!



How to...guides