Establishing evidence and measuring impact meeting

NEON Working Groups

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      2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The meeting provides the Working Group a space to support each other and shape how we prove the worth of our work.

This Working Group is organised by the East Midlands Widening Participation Research and Evaluation Partnership (EMWPREP).

The meeting will be held online on Wednesday 20th July from 2pm to 4pm.

Please register to receive the log in details and to be able to access the meeting.




Time SessionSpeakers
14.00 – 14.10amWelcome and IntroductionEmma Church, Chair of NEON Working Group and EMWPREP Partnership Manager
14.10 – 14.40pmCreative Methods: White Water Writers- Thematic Analysis


White Water Writers is a project that gives groups of young people the opportunity to collaboratively write and publish a novel in a single week. A thematic analysis of the themes in the novels was conducted alongside focus group interviews. We interpreted two major themes in the novels: diversity and interpersonal connectivity. Analysis of the interviews suggested the writers explored ideas and identity through the safe space of fiction. This is understood through the lens of the Theory of Possible selves (Markus & Nurius, 86)) and the Capability Approach (Sen, 92).

Richard Seymour, Higher Horizons


14.40 – 15.00pmQ&A 
15.00- 15.30pmBreak Out Session

–          In smaller groups attendees to discuss Thematic analysis, if they have used within their own evaluations and whether they see value in using it in any future evaluations

All Working Group Attendees



15.30 – 15.50pmWorking Group Feedback

–          Each break out group to feedback back their main thoughts and emerging ideas

All Working Group Attendees
15.50 – 16.00pmRound Up and CloseEmma Church, Chair of NEON Working Group and EMWPREP Partnership Manager