University of Cambridge

CSaP

The Centre for Science and Policy

News in Professional Development Policy Workshops during November 2010


Professional Development Policy Seminar

A number of key posts in Government are held by people who spent most of their careers as academics. These advisers and policy makers are brought into the civil service because of the knowledge that they bring to policy issues, even if they do not have a practical knowledge of policy. Consequently, the transition from university academic to government civil servant can be quite a challenge.