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Support for researchers planning activities

[Image: A researcher discussing her work with bedbugs with visitors. Credit: Wellcome Library, London]

How to get started

It can be difficult to know where to start when planning a public engagement activity or project. Fortunately, there are many resources available to help you think through why you want to engage, who the relevant public groups are, and what kind of engagement you plan to do.

Planning guides and first steps
Engagement approaches
Tips from the School

Setting objectives and evaluating

It is also important to consider how you will evaluate your activities at the initial planning stage. Evaluation is a systematic way of determining the value of a project or initiative, and should take place throughout the duration of an activity rather than just at the end. It can help you to determine the impact of your work, and fine-tune your practice for next time.

Evaluation guides
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