The Community University of the Valleys Partnership by HC12080812446

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									                         The Community University of the
                               Valleys Partnership

                      Changing Landscapes Conference
                                11th & 12th April 2005
                            University of Wales Swansea


                          Analysis of Evaluation Forms

Of the 191 delegates/keynote speakers & presenters attending the Conference, 23%
(44 attendees) completed evaluation forms . The findings below are based on the latter.


What attracted you to the Conference?

□      Conference Speakers…………………………..40%

□      Conference Workshops…………………………67.4%

□      Networking opportunities……………………….72%

□      Conference themes……………………………..55.8%

□      Other (please specify)______________________________________


Organisation of the Conference

Did you receive your joining instructions in sufficient time? □ Yes...95%
Would you have liked to receive any other information prior □ No…72%
to the Conference?

Venue

1 = Poor/Unsatisfactory, 2 = Satisfactory, 3 = Above Average and 4 =
Excellent.

Residential Accommodation ………………58% chose 1/2
Catering………………………………………81% chose 2/3
Conference Facilities………………………..86% chose 3/4
Conference Dinner…………………………..80% chose 3/4
Keynote Speakers


Was the number of Keynote Speakers? …………… Sufficient 98%

Was there sufficient time for questions?.....................Yes 79%


Workshop Sessions

Were there enough choices of parallel papers?..........Yes 88%

Was there sufficient time for questions?......................Yes 86%


Overall Evaluation of the Conference

The various comments can be summarised under four headings – networking,
workshops, organisation & other and a selection is given hereunder:


              What did you enjoy most about the Conference?

   A) Networking

      Networking with a vast number of organisations.
      Networking – hearing other people’s ideas & experiences.
      Opportunity to meet others in the same line of work.
      Meeting people with good range of skills
      Opportunity to meet renowned people.

   B) Workshops

      Presenters stimulated new ideas
      Good balance between presentations & discussions
      Diversity of workshop sessions
      Interactive workshops. Challenging information & ideas.
      Presetations – useful update of public policy

   C) Organisation

    Carefully planned & worked out event.
    Excellent organisation. Lovely mix of people. Helpful staff.
    Good mix of academic & practitioner participants.
    Bonding of particiapants. Taliesin venue. Friendly & efficient
     organisation.
    Content, efficient organisation, dinner music, new people, friendly.
D) Other

   Good choice of keynote speakers.
   Many attendees were active participants
   Discovering new opportunities & initiatives
   Covered wide spectrum of adult learning


        What did you enjoy least about the Conference?

   Snowdonia Pudding at the Conference Dinner was a definite low point!
   Insufficient time between workshops.
   Taliesin Theatre too dark for post lunch speeches
   Lack of seating for buffet lunch second day in Taliesin Annexe
   Low standard campus accommodation – very basic
   Would have preferred a greater variety of speakers – more women!
   Technical sound problems in the Taliesin Theatre at start of the
    programme, difficult to hear speakers.

								
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