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Midlands Evaluation Showcase Panel discussions

A recording of the panel discussions is now available (below). Scroll down to view a list of the panellists, and visit the Showcases section to see their contributions for the Midlands Evaluation Showcase 2020.

Panellists

Panel discussion 1:

  • Adam Knight-Markiegi, Research Director, M·E·L Research
  • Anne Green, Professor of Regional Economic Development, City Region Economic and Development Institute (City REDI), University of Birmingham
  • Matthew Horton, Widening Participation Research Manager (NCOP and Access Agreement), University of Birmingham
  • Matthew Terry, Evaluation Specialist, Cloud Chamber

Panel discussion 2:

  • Lauren Amery, Business Intelligence Analyst, Birmingham Children’s Partnership
  • Michelle Hollier, Director of Research and Evaluation, Winning Moves
  • Mark Hart, Deputy Director of the Enterprise Research Centre and Professor of Small Business and Entrepreneurship at Aston Business School

Showcase contributions

Evaluating skills programmes in the context of a pandemic

Michelle Hollier and Paul Woodcraft, Winning Moves. Winning Moves reflect on the impact the current pandemic is having on skills programmes, and share their experiences from evaluating two skills programmes for the West Midlands Combined Authority – the Construction Gateway and the Digital Skills pilot; having also recently commenced a longitudinal evaluation of the AdultContinue reading “Evaluating skills programmes in the context of a pandemic”

Evaluating an emergency Covid-19 Resilience Fund for families experiencing financial hardship

Lauren Amery, Birmingham Children’s Partnership. Lauren Amery (MA) is Business Intelligence Analyst at Birmingham Children’s Partnership (BCP) with a background in evaluation and mixed methods research. Her role at BCP involves being a commissioner of evaluation and also acting as lead for the production of research, evaluation and data analysis. BCP is a partnership ofContinue reading “Evaluating an emergency Covid-19 Resilience Fund for families experiencing financial hardship”

Evaluating a neighbourhood-based employment support initiative in the Covid-19 crisis

Anne Green, City REDI. Anne Green, Professor of Regional Economic Development at the City Region Economic and Development Institute (City REDI), University of Birmingham, shares her experiences of evaluating a neighbourhood-based employment support initiative during the Covid-19 crisis. Join Anne at the panel discussions on 5th November to hear more about the evaluation, the challengesContinue reading “Evaluating a neighbourhood-based employment support initiative in the Covid-19 crisis”

Evaluating Brushstrokes – a community-based project supporting refugees, asylum-seekers and other vulnerable migrants

Matthew Terry, Cloud Chamber. Matthew Terry discusses the recent evaluation of Brushstrokes, a small community-based project in the West Midlands supporting refugees, asylum-seekers and other vulnerable migrants. Join Matthew at the panel discussions on 5th November to hear more about the evaluation of Brushstrokes, including the challenges arising from COVID-19, and how these challenges wereContinue reading “Evaluating Brushstrokes – a community-based project supporting refugees, asylum-seekers and other vulnerable migrants”

Quasi-experimental evaluation of a multi-intervention widening participation programme

Matthew Horton, University of Birmingham. Matthew Horton discusses the Aimhigher programme and work being undertaken to evaluate its impact and effectiveness, showcasing use of a quasi-experimental approach to provide robust evaluation of a large-scale intervention programme, and illustrating how the resulting evidence is being used to assess and address learner needs and improve outcomes. JoinContinue reading “Quasi-experimental evaluation of a multi-intervention widening participation programme”

Social Return on Investment (SROI) analysis of a social prescribing programme

Adam Knight-Markiegi, M·E·L Research. Adam Knight-Markiegi, Research Director at M·E·L Research, shares his experience from evaluating Making Connections Walsall – a social prescribing programme that aimed to address loneliness and social isolation among older people, connecting lots of different agencies, including the council, fire service, local charities, GPs and healthcare bodies. The work involved aContinue reading “Social Return on Investment (SROI) analysis of a social prescribing programme”

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