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Mon 15 Feb - Tue 16 Feb 2021
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Venue: Online

Provided by: Graduate School of Life Sciences


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The Engaged Researcher Online: Evaluation of Public Engagement

Mon 15 Feb - Tue 16 Feb 2021


Successful engagement with the public can benefit research, researchers and the public – but how do you go about demonstrating this change? Evaluation of engagement doesn’t just help us demonstrate the value of our PE initiatives but can help bring us closer to our audiences by giving the public a strong clear voice. This workshop will guide you through the best evaluation processes showing you When, Why and crucially How to use evaluation to give you reliable and clear data. Demonstrate success to funders; record Impact for REF; learn how to improve your processes and have a better understanding of the people you are connecting with. This course is going to be run by Jamie Galagher: Jamie is an award-winning freelance science communicator and engagement professional. He has delivered training around the world, from skyscrapers of Hong Kong to tents in the African bush. Having had four years’ experience as the central PE lead for the University of Glasgow he has worked on improving the reach, profile and impact of research engagement in almost every academic discipline. Specialising in evaluation Jamie provides consultancy services to charities and universities helping them to demonstrate their impact and understand their audiences and stakeholders. Jamie is also an associate editor of the Research for All journal. He was named as one of the “100 leading practising scientists in the UK” by the Science Council and as one of the “175 Faces of Chemistry” by the Royal Society of Chemistry. He won the International 3 Minute Thesis Competition and Famelab Scotland. @jamiebgall


Number of sessions: 2

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Mon 15 Feb   09:30 - 11:30 09:30 - 11:30 Online
2 Tue 16 Feb   09:30 - 12:30 * 09:30 - 12:30 * Online
* Optional session.

Following this workshop, you should be able to: • Understand the purposes, uses and limitations of evaluation • Apply event-appropriate evaluation methods in multiple scenarios • Prepare useful, answerable and relevant evaluation questions • Devise and deliver your own evaluation plan • Interpret and report evaluation data

For queries about the training

This session will take place online. If you have trouble joining the sessions or have any queries, please do get in touch with:

Selen Etingu-Breslaw ( or Diogo Gomes Martins (

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