Once again, we organised an additional pre-conference day of activity for international delegates, which took place on Wednesday 22nd March 2017, the day before the main conference.
Our international day took place in the historic city of Stirling. Stirling is rich with legends and events from the figure of William Wallace who fought and won the battle of Stirling Bridge in 1297, to the Battle of Bannockburn where Robert the Bruce's victory in June 1314 secured Scottish (short lived!) independence.
Delegates were joined by a dedicated tour guide en route to the University of Stirling, who provided cultural and historical information throughout the journey.
On arrival at the University of Stirling delegates met informally with staff from the Students’ Association (Union), followed by a presentation about the practices of representation and quality in engagement at the University. There was also a presentation from sparqs, exploring our work in Scotland and internationally. Both presentations demonstrated how the work and representative structures articulate with Scottish quality mechanisms.
Following lunch at the University, delegates had the chance to explore the historic Stirling Castle with their tour guide, before heading back to Edinburgh for a Scottish themed dinner and entertainment. Delegates were joined by guests from the Scottish education sector, where discussions continued around the learning of the day.
Many thanks to University of Stirling and the Students' Union for hosting the day, which was a great success!