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Evaluating public engagement and Impact training

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Queen Mary University of London

Queens' Building, Mile End Road

Room E303

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E1 4NS

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In September 2015 we started the London SciComm Socials as a chance for science communicators* from across London to get together. This June, in addition to the London SciComm Symposium, SciComm Socials co-creator Kimberley Freeman is hosting an introductory session all about evaluating public engagement.

This session will look at some of the commonly used techniques and approaches to evaluating public engagement projects, including planning and embedding evaluation into public engagement activities, capturing feedback in innovative ways, and producing meaningful evaluation reports that can be used as evidence of Impact. This session will be useful for anyone hoping to demonstrate the benefits of their public engagement activities.

The session will cover:

  • Why should you evaluate?
  • How to include evaluation in your project plans
  • Questions to ask yourself
  • Questions to ask others
  • Terminology and language
  • Evaluation methods
  • Tools and top tips...


* We’ve met scientists, teachers, learned society staff, coordinators of public engagement in universities, TV presenters, marketers, writers, performers, comedians, press officers, scicomm students, bloggers, historians of science, museum folk and we want to meet even more people!




We aim to raise as much money for charity as we can through this event. The London SciComm Socials operate on a no-fee, zero-budget basis. We don't pay anyone, including the organisers. Catering isn’t provided, so we encourage you to bring your own drinks and snacks.

Tickets are free, but to book a place, we ask people donate £10 to charity. All the money we collect will go to Sands: Stillbirth and neonatal death charity.

Sands exists to support anyone affected by the death of a baby, to improve the bereavement care received by parents and families, and to influence policy makers and promote research to reduce the number of babies dying. Sands have provided support to people close to the organisers of the London SciComm Socials, and we are keen to raise as much money as possible for them through this event



Kimberley Freeman is Director of the Centre for Public Engagement at Queen Mary University of London. Kimberley has worked in public engagement and science communication for over 9 years, having previously been Partnership Communications Manager at the Medical Research Council (MRC), Public Engagement Manager at UCL, and Public Engagement and Publications Co-ordinator at The Royal College of Pathologists. Kimberley is the co-creator of the London SciComm Socials, and mentors public engagement and science communication professionals across London.




Feedback from previous attendees:

“The training was really comprehensive and I learned so much. I think the group work did really help to enforce the concepts.”

“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.”

“Lots of useful information covered.”

“Thought provoking and well structured.”

“Perfectly formed and digestible content in 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.”

“Interactive with lots of examples and chances to meet people.”

“The best part was learning about all the resources available and 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.”

“This was so valuable!”



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E1 4NS

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