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Boxed interim evaluation report March 2018

Bourne, Katherine; Wilkinson, Clare; Varadi, Aniko; Lewis, Debbie

Authors

Katherine Bourne katherine.bourne@uwe.ac.uk

Clare Wilkinson Clare.Wilkinson@uwe.ac.uk
Associate Professor in Science Communication

Aniko Varadi Aniko.Varadi@uwe.ac.uk
Professor in Biomedical Research

Debbie Lewis debbie.lewis@uwe.ac.uk



Abstract

BoxED is an outreach and widening participation initiative designed, developed and delivered by members of the Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences at the University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol. The scheme aims to provide inspirational and engaging workshops to secondary school pupils in the local area, particularly targeting widening participation and attainment in order to encourage a wide range of young people into higher education. The following report documents the key findings of an evaluation undertaken in conjunction with the Centre for Research in Biosciences (CRIB) and the Science Communication Unit (SCU), UWE assessing the levels of satisfaction with the service and the breadth of science capital in school children aged 11-16 years in the Bristol area. The evaluation examined BoxED activities between October 2017 and March 2018. Post-activity questionnaires and semi-structured interviews were employed to gauge opinions from a total of 376 school pupils and 2 school teachers. This evaluation forms part of a wider series of BoxED evaluation activities including additional questionnaires, observations and teachers interviews which are currently ongoing.

Report Type Project Report
Publication Date Apr 4, 2018
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
APA6 Citation Bourne, K., Wilkinson, C., Varadi, A., & Lewis, D. (2018). Boxed interim evaluation report March 2018
Keywords schools, outreach, evaluation, informal science, science capital

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