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 

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 require all project teams to provide some standardised feedback about their impact upon public audiences, along with their own more detailed evaluation. We have provided three basic questions for public audiences that need to be incorporated into your surveys or questionnaires (see below). You will be asked to provide the results of from these questions in your final report. 

Standard impact questions (15.01 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 following document is a summary of research into public perceptions of engineering.

Public perceptions of engineering (123.02 KB)