Lancs students given opportunity to participate in Government Policy Masterclass

The Masterclass will be run by HM Government’s Open Innovation Team

HM Government’s Open Innovation Team will be hosting a Policy Masterclass at Lancaster University this December.

The Masterclass is available for all students, taking place on Wednesday, December 7th, between 2-4pm in the Margaret Fell Lecture Theatre.

The Open Innovation Partnership “brokers relationships between academic experts and Whitehall departments” as a means of “developing solutions to the major policy challenges of the UK Government.”

In the lecture, students will learn about “cover policy-making and practice”, as well as “what it’s like to work in government” and the speakers will give advice on achieving jobs in the Civil Service. The session will also include a Q&A.

The lecture will be solely for in-person attendees and will not be recorded.

The Open Innovation Partnership is a second-phase initiative shared between four universities: Brunel University London, University of Essex, University of York, and Lancaster University.

Being involved in the partnership allows for benefits such as academic collaborations and placements, visits by government officials, an annual policy school event for students hosted at HM Treasury, and Policy masterclass sessions.

It has claimed that: “The Open Innovation Partnership aims to bring civil servants and academic experts together to share ideas and develop solutions to policy challenges.”

Those interested in this December’s lecture should register here.

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