This full-day, in-person training course will enable you to identify meaningful engagement aims, develop creative evaluation methods, and identify creative ways to share evaluation findings and create meaningful change - regardless of your sector or academic field.
This course will be held at our building on Thursday 7 December 2023, 10am-4pm.
About the course
In this course, Kimberley Freeman will show you how to identify meaningful engagement aims, develop creative evaluation methods, and identify creative ways to share evaluation findings and create meaningful change - regardless of your sector or academic field.
Utilising evaluation methods which are tailored to the scope and ambition of each project, and to the people involved - you will learn how to weave evaluation into projects and programmes of activity, improving efficiency and avoiding the dreaded post-event evaluation form which no-one fills in.
Who is the tutor?
Kimberley Freeman is Director of the Centre for Public Engagement (CPE) at Queen Mary University, the only institution to hold a Platinum level Engage Watermark from the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE). In addition to leading a sector leading CPE team, she is also a Wellcome Trust Public Engagement Fellow and freelance evaluation trainer and consultant. She has over 10 years’ experience in communications, public engagement, patient involvement, and programme and project evaluation. She has worked with the Royal Society, Medical Research Council, Research intensive universities and funding bodies across the UK and internationally.
"The Evaluating Public Engagement and Impact Training was perfectly formed with digestible content and perfect session length. A much-needed refresher and reminder of evaluation basics - rarely little time to just sit and think about this. Gave a space to do that."
"I thought the trainer, Kimberley, was extremely friendly and focused. She helped crystallise how best to put together a successful funding proposal. I had actually thought the workshop would be specifically dealing with methods to monitor engagement, for instance, how do you go beyond counting hits, if you want to understand the impact on online articles? It turned out to be more of a general overview -- which was actually more useful."
"Just the right level of detail to cover a lot of ground without it feeling too dense, lots of useful documents and references to follow up on the most relevant parts."
"The best part was learning about how to re-think any activity's value to a university and how to plan projects around the impact you want them to have. The whole training has re-framed how I think about all of my efforts and projects."
"The content was incredibly useful and provided an excellent overview. The pace of the workshop was varied enough that is made it easy to stay focussed on what can be a dry topic for the full length of time."
"I feel a lot more confident about evaluation and embedding that into project."
This course will be held on Thursday 7 December 2023, 10am-4pm.
How much does it cost?
The course is free and open to all researchers of post-doctoral level and above.
This course is part of our upcoming programme of public engagement training courses:
Please get in touch if you have any questions.