Introduction to Political Research


Course Overview

This course is an essential induction into Westminster’s workings, giving insights into the role of a parliamentary researcher. Through expert-led sessions by former parliamentary aides and think tank staff, you will master the skills necessary for conducting major political research. By the end, you’ll be equipped to support your Member of Parliament with precision and present findings accurately, making you an indispensable asset in any parliamentary setting.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Essential Research Techniques: Gain practical, hands-on guidance on completing political research, using the wealth of resources available within the House of Commons.
  • Induction to Westminster: Understand the workings of Westminster and the vital role of a parliamentary aide.
  • Proactive Work Strategies: Learn to work proactively and generate robust evidence and background data to support your Member of Parliament.
  • Practical Framework: Receive a structured framework on how to support an MP’s work, ensuring all tasks are handled with accuracy and efficiency.
  • Information Gathering and Presentation: Master the skills to gather information, present findings, and ensure your work is factually accurate and comprehensive.
  • Expert Instruction: Benefit from the expertise of former parliamentary researchers and think tank staff, who will guide you through the universal skills necessary to excel in political research.



"This course was excellent! I left with a much more clearer insight of how to complete my role. I would advise anyone who wants to further their career in political research to consider this outstanding course."

James Macleod, The Office of Dave Doogan MP

Unlock the secrets to effective political research and excel as a parliamentary aide with our comprehensive course designed specifically for those aspiring to work in Westminster.

Why Choose This Course?

  • Comprehensive Guidance: Covering everything from basic research techniques to advanced data analysis, this course ensures you are well-prepared for the demands of political research.
  • Practical Experience: Learn through practice-based ideas and real-world scenarios, making the transition to professional research seamless.
  • Career Advancement: Equip yourself with the skills and knowledge to further your career in political research, making you an indispensable asset to any parliamentary office.


Invest in your future as a political researcher and parliamentary aide. Enrol now and take the first step towards mastering the skills required to excel in Westminster.

Contact Us

0207 930 8208

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