Annual Report 2021 – Open University in Scotland
Our story so far...
Events that connect
Our events are designed to strengthen capacities and provide meaningful opportunities for academic-policy engagement.
Building an online community
We develop and support our networks by providing unique access to UK-wide government and parliamentary enquiries, developing our online resources and highlighting resources and engagement opportunities via Twitter.
Subscriptions to our emails and Brokerage network
Subscribers to our inquiries service
Times people have used our online resources
Average monthly reach of our Tweets
We support broader access to Scottish academic expertise through our Brokerage network and by providing bespoke brokerage services, in response to requests from policy professionals.
People reached by our calls for experts
Responses to our calls for experts
Feedback from our network
How the Open University in Scotland has engaged with SPRE
Expanding our resources
We have recently launched a ‘How to get started’ guide and are further developing our inquiries service, training and mentoring offerings, and online content.
Extending our networks
We are broadening and deepening our Brokerage network, and developing new networks to engage with Scottish Local Government and wider knowledge exchange communities of practice.
Refining our practices
We are engaging with diverse experts and research on research-policy engagement, to put theory into practice, both to improve how we work and to share this learning with others.