Event Date: 16 November 2016
43 Gordon Square
Birkbeck, University of London
London WC1H 0PD
An evening with Robert Dale, author of How to Be a Parliamentary Researcher (Biteback, 2015)
Thousands of people apply to work in MPs’ parliamentary offices every year. Why? Because they want to operate at the centre of British politics and are drawn by the sense of power, history and importance of the House of Commons. They want hear words they’ve written read out in the chamber, or see them printed on newspaper front pages. Many want to make a difference to society. Some see the role as the first step to becoming an MP themselves, and others as the beginning of a successful career in lobbying or communications. Robert Dale – author of How to Be a Parliamentary Researcher – will explain all.
Join us on 16 November 2016 for a special event that will explore how to get a job working for an MP in Parliament, how to perform a role that is unique to each MP and, perhaps most importantly, how to survive the long hours, stress and emotional demands.
Chair: Dr Ben Worthy (Birkbeck)