Something that is just as important as engaging the public in your research is gauging the impact of your event. Academics can use evaluation to help improve future research activities or understand if their event was successful in making impact with the general public.
Don’t be generic
When looking at generic feedback and evaluation forms, they don’t give much help in analysing the success of your event. If you want to know how many points out of 10 you get then look no further than your average Likert scale!
However, there is a wealth of other opportunities to understand and evaluate how impactful your events are – these opportunities are something the Knowledge, Exchange, and Impact Team love to collect.
If you have any ideas, or want to be inspired then don’t hesitate to get in touch for examples of what you can to do evaluate your public engagement event – we are always open to expand the evaluation repertoire.