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UPEN Annual Conference 

This page is from the 2022 Annual Conference. For the 2024 Annual Conference, please click this link

UPEN organises a conference each year, bringing together those interested and working in research and policy. Each year, we invite speakers from across the sector to speak on different topics in this space, alongside the UPEN Annual Lecture. This year, the Annual Lecture was delivered by David Sweeney, the Executive Chair for Research England. Many thanks to Keele University for kindly hosting the 2022 Conference. 

If your institution are interested in hosting the 2023 Conference, or you are interested in speaking at the Conference, please email the UPEN Secretariat on

See below the UPEN 2022 Annual Conference session recordings and resources.

Accessibility: All videos have been uploaded to include subtitles. 

Session 1: Chairs Intro and Welcome


Session 2: UPEN 'Phase II' reporting and Member Engagement 


Session 3: Strategic Thinking around Policy Engagement


Session 4: Navigating the Research-Policy Interface


Lunch Session: Keele University Policy Showcase


Session 5: Creative Thinking: The Arts, Humanities and Policy Engagement


Session 6: The Equality and Inclusion Opportunity 


Session 7: International Partnerships 


Session 8: The Past, Present and Future of University Policy Engagement, UPEN Annual Lecture


View on Keele University Website