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Evaluating Your Public Engagement Activity

Evaluating your public engagement activity is always best practice. It’s vital if you are ever going to want to use your activity as part of a REF Impact Case Study, however even if you think you aren’t you can still gain a lot from effective evaluation. In this session we’ll explore setting aims and objectives for your activity, different methods for evaluation, and how to choose the right one for you. We’ll also touch on good evaluation questions, survey design and how to maximise response rates.

Who should attend?

University of Warwick Research Active Staff (research, academic or teaching contracts) and PhD Students.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Understand and define your public engagement aims and objectives
  • Have a broad overview of evaluation methods available to you
  • Understand what information you need to capture if you’re thinking about REF Impact (we’ll give a general overview and can follow up specifically with one on one advice as this can vary)
  • Understand the key aspects of good survey design and question design (for a lay audience at a public engagement event)

Feedback from the 23 May 2018 cohort

Led by:
Public Engagement Team and RAS/LDC Sandy Sparks

Further Public Engagement Workshops

An Introduction to Public Engagement
Resource Bank Page
Next Workshop Date: TBA

Giving Great Public Engagement Presentations  
Resource Bank Page
Next Worskhop Date: TBA

Digital Public Engagement Techiques
Resource Bank Page
Next Worskhop Date: TBA

Public Engagement Exhibitions: Working with Museums and Galleries
Resource Bank Page
Next Workshop Date: TBA

 ** To register your interest in any of the Public Engagement Workshops visit the workshop webpage (link above).**

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To Apply:
If you would like to register your interest in future events please use the link below

Register your Interest

TBA (Academic Year 2018/19)



Any questions?

Workshop content:
Naomi Kay
Engagement Officer

Sandy Sparks Learning and Development Centre. Ext: 74121

Workshop arrangements:
Jane Cooper Learning Development Centre.
Ext: 24893