NERUPI is pleased to be partnering the Widening Participation Research & Evaluation Unit (WPREU) at the University of Sheffield for its second Why Evaluate conference. Taking place over two days in early December, the conference will focus on how evaluation outcomes can be translated into improved practice. It will bring in expertise from beyond the WP field, taking an interdisciplinary approach to evaluation. Annette Hayton, NERUPI Convenor, will be speaking at the conference and we would love to have some of our members contributing also - see the call for papers below.
This event is relevant to those with an interest in WP whether practitioners, academics, school and college staff or students.
Please visit the website for further information and booking: Why Evaluate II - From Evidence to Action.
Call for Papers
WPREU would like to hear from Widening Participation practitioners as well as evaluation practitioners working in other areas with the aim of sharing thinking and approaches, and learning from practice in other domains to improve WP practice, impacts and outcomes through evaluation.
They are seeking proposals for 25 minute paper presentations or 55 minute workshops on a range of topics:
- Translating evaluation outcomes into practice
- Practice-informed-evaluation / evaluation-informed-practice
- Establishing effective feedback loops between evaluation and practice
- Reflexive evaluation practice
- Designing evaluations for maximum practical impact
- Collaborative evaluation
- Stakeholder involvement
- Translating evaluation to practice approaches from other domains