This page provides a selection of tools and resources that can be used to evaluate Ingenious and other public engagement projects. 

Evaluation guide and FAQ

Our evaluation guide and FAQ give information on how to evaluate your Ingenious project (please note these documents are currently being updated):

Ingenious evaluation guide (325.42 KB)

Ingenious evaluation FAQ (108.50 KB)

Evaluation questions

These questionnaires provide examples of how to collect information from different Ingenious audiences and can be downloaded and adapted to your needs.

Example questionnaire - public audiences (43.50 KB)

Example questionnaire - students (42.50 KB)

Example questionnaire - teachers (50.00 KB)

We also ask all funded projects to use the following standard impact metric questions if engaging with members of the public

Standard impact questions for members of the public (57.08 KB)

The following document provides a bank of questions that you can copy and modify for your interviews, surveys and focus groups with engineers.

Engineer evaluation question bank (21.77 KB)

Additional resources

The following RCUK best practice guides contain good advice on the following topics: Evaluation; Doing Public Dialogue; Engaging Young People with Cutting Edge Research; Communicating Your Ideas; and more.

RCUK best practice guides

The ASPIRES report - Young people's science and career aspirations, age 10-14 sought to understand how young people's develop and what influences them to aspire to a science-related career

ASPIRES report (1.33 MB)

ASPIRES 10 facts and fictions (841.75 KB)

Wellcome Trust's report looks at how to engage with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Experiments in Engagement: Engaging with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds (268.41 KB)

The Culture on Demand report from the Department for Culture Media and Sport looks at what drives demand for culture among disabled people, Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) groups and lower socio-economic groups.

Culture on Demand - Summary (533.58 KB)

The following document outlines some strategies for reaching underrepresented audiences that we have collated from various sources.

Strategies for reaching underrepresented audiences (85.09 KB)

The Collective Memory from the British Science Association is a database of evaluations of a diverse range of science communication initiatives. The database includes past learning, tips for planning events as well as information on various types of evaluation.

Collective Memory - British Science Association