Collaborating with ‘the industry’ as a PhD student

Earlier last year I was given the chance to work together with the CEO of the start-up Yoop on a ‘submission of evidence’ for an all-party parliamentary group (APPG). This is a group in the UK Parliament composed of members of parliament from all political parties. This APPG, in particular, sought to provide recommendations for the House of Commons on critical literacy and fake news and their impact on younger generations.

This was a great experience and one of those (few, lucky) serendipitous occasions, of meeting someone at the right place, at the right time: shortly before submissions were due!

In the end, we were cited several times in the published report of recommendations, presented to the House of Commons, which can be found here. This is an achievement I am rather proud of!

I have written more about this collaboration and my thoughts for the UK Data Service Data Impact Blog, as part of a collaborative series with my friend and colleague Claudia Zucca, if you’d like to read more!

Esmeralda

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A PhD Student in Politics at the University of Nottingham, UK. Posts about (learning to do) research and life abroad.

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