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The role of strategy and evaluation in delivering effective and innovative public engagement

May 11, 2023, 12:00 PM
Marriott Ballroom I (Norfolk Waterside Marriott)

Marriott Ballroom I

Norfolk Waterside Marriott

235 East Main Street Norfolk, VA 23510
Oral Track 8 - Collaboration, Reinterpretation, Outreach and Education Track 8 - Collaboration, Reinterpretation, Outreach and Education


Collier, Ian (UKRI-STFC)


UKRI/STFC’s Scientific Computing Department (SCD) runs a vibrant range of computing related public engagement activities. We benefit form the work done by the National Labs public engagement team to develop a well articulated PE strategy, and an accompanying evaluation framework, including the idea of defining formal generic learning outcomes (GLOs).

This paper presents how this combination has supported better decision making when applying limited human and financial resources. The evaluation framework helps us ensure our activities are effective and GLOs help ensure activities communicate what we intend.

Further these all combined to enable a rapid pivot to fully online PE during the pandemic, improving reach in many areas. As we return to face-to-face PE activities we also have a new repertoire of remote activities that are accessible to populations unable to travel to our facilities.

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