Parliament: A guide for newly elected MPs

Audience: new MPs

For newly elected MPs, arriving in the Commons is sure to be exhilarating, but may also be daunting. New MPs are often surprised to find no formal training or advice offered, and are left to find their own way around Parliament's labyrinthine rules and customs. This course will make sure you can hit the ground running.

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A guide to Parliament for Westminster staffers

Audience: political staffers

Are you a Parliamentary staffer, working for a politician? This comprehensive training will help you understand the often confusing world of Parliament and tell you everything you need to know about your workplace. This course is great for both new and experienced staffers.

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How to be an effective case worker

Audience: MPs' caseworkers 

Being an MP's caseworker is one of the most rewarding and impactful jobs in politics, but there is little formal training available to help you help constituents. Whether you're new to the role or already have experience, this course will leave you ready to attack your workload and get results. 

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How to change the law: Influencing legislation

Audience: political staffers, professionals working for businesses or charities, campaigners

If you want to change the law there are many levers you can pull. This course will help you understand how to navigate the legislative process so you can maximise your chances of securing the changes you want. 

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A guide to media and communications

Audience: political staffers, professionals working for businesses or charities, campaigners

If you work with the media, there are a wealth of unwritten rules you need to know in order for your message to cut through. Learn from our team of senior journalists how the press really works, and how to get your message across most effectively. 

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How to stand for public office 

Audience: people interested in the processes and realities of standing for public office 

If you are an aspiring politician who wants to help make a difference and represent people at a local or national level, this course will help you maximise your chances of selection and election.

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Writing for impact 

Audience: Anybody who needs to use writing to get their message heard - MPs' staffers, comms teams or individuals in charities, NGOs, or businesses 

Do you want to be able to write speeches that the audience will still be thinking about weeks later? Perhaps you need to produce regular and thought provoking blogs or op-eds to get your message out there? If you need to use excellent writing skills in order for your work to have an impact, then this is the course for you. 

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