Working in the Think Tank Sector

Highlights from our joint event in partnership with other think tanks and organisations

Think tanks are research organisations that develop ideas on a whole range of subjects affecting society. They make suggestions for action, using research, analysis and commentary to inform and influence politicians, policy makers and the public. Given the recent economic, social and political issues facing the UK, encouraging more diversity in the world of research and policy-making is more important than ever. To contribute to this, a group of think tanks and similar organisations joined together on February 24th to hold a webinar for undergraduates to de-mystify the world of think tanks.

This event was aimed at people from Black, Asian and other minority ethnic groups, people with work-limiting conditions or disabilities, young adults with caring responsibilities (including young parents), mature students, people from lower-income backgrounds and are leavers, and included speakers from all the organisations shown above.



View videos of the event panels below


Introduction to Working in the Think Tank Sector

A day in the life of a researcher

The role of membership organisations

Influencing policy

Communications and events

Policy work and opportunities outside of London