International Delegates' Day

Once again, we are organising an additional pre-conference day of activity for international delegates, which will take place on Wednesday 22nd March 2017, the day before the main conference. 

Our international day will take 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.

A coach will depart Edinburgh at 9.00am. Delegates will be joined by a dedicated tour guide en route to the University of Stirling, who will provide cultural and historical information throughout the journey.

On arrival at the University of Stirling delegates will meet informally with staff from the Students’ Association (Union). This will be followed by a presentation about the practices of representation and quality in engagement at the University. There will also be a presentation from sparqs which will explore our work in Scotland and internationally. Both presentations will demonstrate how the work and representative structures articulate with Scottish quality mechanisms.

Before leaving Stirling, there will be an opportunity for the delegates to explore the historic Stirling Castle with their tour guide. Enter into a world of Scotland’s Renaissance kings and queens and discover a world of colour, splendour and glorious craftsmanship.

Dinner will be provided at a Scottish restaurant in Edinburgh. Delegates will be joined by guests from the Scottish education sector, with an aim to provide further opportunity to continue discussions around the learning of the day.

Conference Fees for International Delegates

Conference registration is open from Monday 30th January 2017.  Early bird rates available until 13th February have now expired. 

  • Main conference (1 day) - £120
  • Main conference plus International Delegates' Day (2 days) - £240

Additional university site visit opportunities

In addition to the international delegates' day, visitors from outwith Scotland may be interested in the optional university site visits which are we are arranging during the week of the conference.  If you are interested, please see our main conference webpage for further information.   


If you have any queries, please email or contact the sparqs office on 0131 622 6599.

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