What is UPEN?

The Universities Policy Engagement Network, UPEN, is a community of UK universities committed to increasing the impact of research on policy.

UPEN offers a dedicated contact point for policymakers, and a collective response to requests for evidence.

It organises knowledge exchange events with government, parliament, devolved bodies, and identifies mechanisms to take forward specific projects.

UPEN is also developing best practice amongst universities in policy engagement activities, and will act as a champion for this relatively new role within universities.

19102022 Drop in notes

thumbnailDrop-in session held by Kayleigh Renberg-Fawcett on 19102022

19102022 Exec Meeting ESRC SCH and LPIP summary note

thumbnailNext steps for the ESRC Strategic Coordination Hub (SCH) and Local Policy Innovation Partnerships (LPIPs)