Welcome from the UKES Midlands Regional Network Steering Group

Thank you for expressing interest in the UK Evaluation Society (UKES) Midlands Regional Network, which will be re-launching in December 2017. And thank you in advance for completing this survey to inform the shape and direction of the Network – we are very grateful for your input and feedback.

UKES exists to promote and improve the theory, practice, understanding and utilisation of evaluation and its contribution to public knowledge, and to promote cross-sector and cross-disciplinary dialogue and debate. The purpose of regional networks is to promote UKES objectives at a regional level by providing:
  • A forum to debate and discuss evaluation theory and practice and disseminate evaluation findings;
  • Specialist training and professional development opportunities for evaluation practitioners;
  • Activities that raise the awareness and understanding of evaluation throughout the region;
  • Opportunities for evaluators to network and share ideas and experiences.
But regional networks also need to be tailored to reflect local needs and interests. This survey is the start of an ongoing dialogue to make sure we get that right – an early opportunity for you to shape the activities of the network and have your say about what we do.

The survey should take 15 minutes to complete, depending on how much you’d like to say. For most questions we have included space for you to provide further detail if you would like to – though it is not essential to do so.

We’re determined to ensure our network is inclusive, offering something for everyone in the Midlands who is working in or on evaluation. So whether you are just about to embark on your first evaluation, or an evaluation veteran – we want to hear from you!

We look forward to receiving your responses, and hope to see/meet many of you in person at our launch event in early December - details to follow soon.

Your Midlands Regional Network Steering Group


All information you provide will only be used by UKES and the Midlands Regional Network Steering Group to inform future activities. We may wish to contact you to discuss your responses in further detail; please indicate when asked if you are not willing for us to contact you.

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