Key Information

Tutor: Dr Amy Seakins, Charlotte Coales & Liz Danner
Course Level: Level 2
Course Credit1 credit
Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face
Maximum Course Capacity
: 35


  • Wednesday 25 January 2023
    09:30-13:00, South Kensington
  • Tuesday 06 June 2023
    09:30-13:00, South Kensington

This lively, interactive session will provide you an opportunity to learn how to effectively plan and evaluate your own engagement activities with the long-term aim of maximising your research impact. You will discover the relevance and importance of public engagement activities for different audiences, stakeholders and major funders, and in particular you will explore approaches to generate good quality engagement and discover opportunities for public engagement at Imperial and beyond. You will learn the key steps to take to design and undertake effective public engagement activities, including how to evaluate these in useful and creative ways. 

Key areas covered include: 

  • An opportunity to reflect on your own public engagement experiences 
  • Find out why our major funders think public engagement is so important 
  • Explore the approaches that lead to good quality public engagement 
  • Discover public engagement opportunities at Imperial and beyond 
  • Developing aims and objectives for engagement activities and consider the impact you would like to have.
  • Identifying the steps involved in planning an engagement project 
  • Consider why, and when, you might conduct evaluation and the value it might bring 
  • Principles for conducting high-quality evaluation, using effective and creative methods that your participants enjoy!

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this workshop you will be able to:

  • Recognise the relevance and drivers for public engagement in the UK and at Imperial 
  • Appreciate the value of public engagement for personal and professional development  
  • Identify the steps involved in planning an effective engagement activity to enhance the quality and potential impact of your research 
  • Consider why, when and how you might evaluate your engagement activities and the value this might bring 

Please note: This Masterclass covers the content of the previous courses ‘Introduction to Engaging the Public’ and ‘Planning and Evaluating Engagement. This Masterclass is also open to both Imperial staff and doctoral students, so the sign up through Inkpath looks slightly different to some other GS courses. A separate sign up process for staff and further information can be found on the Engagement Masterclasses webpages. 

How to Book

To book a place on this course, please complete the following booking form.