Connecting the know-how to the how-to

We at Compost are so excited to be running the Evaluation Exchange again, in partnership with UCL (University College London), offering unique opportunities for learning and development for Newham's Voluntary, Community and Faith Sector organisations.

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What's the Evaluation Exchange?

The Evaluation Exchange is a programme which connects Voluntary Community and Faith Sector (VCS) organisations in Newham and Camden with teams of Postgraduate students and researchers at UCL to form a collaborative partnership and jointly solve an evaluation challenge (such as designing an evaluation plan, developing surveys, analysing existing data).

Who's it for?

The Evaluation Exchange is a programme for VCS groups wanting to improve their capacity to evaluate their work, and postgraduate students and researchers who want to put their research and evaluation skills into practice in a real-life setting.

What happens?

This year, 12 voluntary or community sector organisations will be matched with small teams of postgraduate students and researchers. They will work together for 6 months, from September/October 2021 – April 2022. During this time teams will have contact at least once a month and will work on a specific task or issue that will be agreed at the start of the project. The student team will enable the organisation to complete the agreed task. A work programme will be tailored to the needs of each organisation and work will be completed in partnerships between the organisation and students.

How do I get involved?

Applications are now closed and we will share the organisations taking part in the near future.

Find our more information including frequently asked questions are available on the UCL website