Developing a Culture

Our fourth strategic aim commits us to support the development of a culture of student engagement across Scotland. You can read the full detail of strategic aim 4 on page 9 of our Strategic Plan 2013-18.

An important part of this involves researching practice in student engagement, and our resource library is a natural destination for those looking for effective examples of engagement.  Our Talking student engagement interviews bring a range of perspectives on student engagement, which we hope you will find interesting.

Research is another big area of our work here, and we led the sector in the development of A Student Engagement Framework for Scotland and published two major reports that celebrate recent developments in student engagement in Scotland's universities and colleges.

Our National Conference held on 29th May 2015 and the first sparqs Student Engagement Awards, introduced at the 2015 conference, are an important part of developing a culture of student engagement within the sector.  The conference and the awards helped share best practice and showcased the breadth and quality of student engagement activity that is taking place across our colleges and universities.

It is also important to see our work in an international context, and to learn from and share with student engagement practitioners across the rest of the UK, Europe and beyond. The project, QUEST for Quality for Students, is an example of this, as are the two current projects we are involved in, both of which come under the European Union's Tempus programme. Further details are on the International engagement page.

You can find more about our Developing a Culture pages in the links on the right under "This section".

Student Engagement Framework

That's Quality! Colleges 2017

9 Aug 2017

Audience:  This training event is aimed at college student officers and students’ association staff. It will provide…


That’s Quality! Universities 2017

26 Jul 2017 - 27 Jul 2017

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