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Friends along the way

Hepi advises researchers on how to influence policy, while some legislators have lost the plot

Former Office for Students board member Toby Young’s memoir of his time as a journalist in New York is entitled How to Lose Friends and Alienate People. The logline for the 2008 film adaptation boasts that it is “a true story based on a real idiot”.

That’s not quite the vibe that the Higher Education Policy Institute is going for this morning as it publishes a report on how to talk to policymakers about research. Hepi director Nick Hillman is of course a former special adviser to ministers, while one-time Hepi number two Diana Beech also operated as a policy adviser. So if anyone knows how to get a hearing in the corridors of power, it is the crew at Hepi.

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