Events

sparqs has created a range of different events aimed at students, institutions and students’ associations. These events focus on a range of different topics that inform or increase people's understanding of quality enhancement. In particular improving student involvement in quality enhancement.

Dates, venues and detailed information about events we run throughout the year can be found below. We also send out mailings via email communicating these events.

4 May 2017 - Academic Representation Coordinators’ Network Meeting

A meeting of sparqs’ network for staff in universities and colleges with academic representation coordination roles, including training and support for course reps, senior education officers and other representatives.

23 Mar 2017 - sparqs Conference: Celebrating the impact of the student voice on quality enhancement

sparqs biennial conference - exploring the impact of the student voice on the enhancement of the student learning experience and institutional decision-making.

14 Feb 2017 - Academic Representation Co-ordinators’ Network Meeting

A meeting of sparqs’ network for staff in universities and colleges with academic representation co-ordination roles, including training and support for course reps, senior education officers and other representatives.

2 Feb 2017 - How good is our college?: Understanding the new quality arrangements

An event for student officers, students’ association staff and college quality staff on the new Education Scotland quality framework for colleges.

17 Nov 2016 - Academic Representation Co-ordinators’ Network Meeting

A meeting of sparqs’ new network for staff in universities and colleges with academic representation co-ordination roles, including training and support for course reps, senior education officers and other representatives.

10 Aug 2016 - That's Quality! Colleges 2016

An introductory training event for college student officers and students’
association staff on the national arrangements and procedures that ensure quality in Scotland’s colleges and how to use them to make change for students.

12 Jul 2016 to 13 Jul 2016 - That’s Quality! 2016: Residential induction event for university education officers

A two-day residential training event for university student officers with an education remit and students’ association staff.

26 Apr 2016 - Course Rep Training Co-ordinators' Network Meeting

Our final network event of 2015-16 for institutional or SA staff who co-ordinate training for course reps.

24 Feb 2016 - College SSE Survey Support

A half-day event for students' association officers/staff and college staff who work with data or surveys. The event focused on successful techniques for increasing survey participation and for using data to create change within institutions.

17 Feb 2016 - Course Rep Training Co-ordinators' Network Meeting

The third in our series of events for institutional or SA staff who co-ordinate training for course reps, focusing on ongoing course rep development.

30 Nov 2015 - Learner Transitions – Social Sciences – Glasgow

This Social Sciences learner transitions event (part of a series of four subject-focused events) aimed to develop networks between students from universities, colleges and schools with educators and ‘widening participation’ networks in the Glasgow area.

25 Nov 2015 - Learner Transitions – Engineering – Aberdeen

This Engineering learner transitions event (part of a series of four subject-focused events) aimed to develop networks between students from universities, colleges and schools with educators and ‘widening participation’ networks in the Aberdeen area.

24 Nov 2015 - Learner Transitions – Creative Industries – Dundee

This Creative Industries learner transitions event (part of a series of four subject-focused events) aimed to develop networks between students from universities, colleges and schools with educators and ‘widening participation’ networks in the Dundee area.

20 Nov 2015 - Learner Transitions – Health Sciences – Edinburgh

This Health Sciences learner transitions event (part of a series of four subject-focused events) aimed to develop networks between students from universities, colleges and schools with educators and ‘widening participation’ networks in the Edinburgh area.

10 Nov 2015 - Course Rep Training Co-ordinators' Network Meeting

The second in our series of events for institutional or SA staff who co-ordinate training for course reps, focusing on ongoing course rep development.

5 Nov 2015 - Preparing for your College Review

A training event for student officers and students’ association staff at colleges undergoing an Education Scotland review in 2015-16.

22 Oct 2015 - Redefining excellent learning and teaching in Scotland

An event for university education officers to consider how students can lead the discussion on learning and teaching excellence in Scotland and respond to current NSS consultation.

22 Oct 2015 - Implementing a Student Partnership Agreement at your College: Action Planning Workshop

An event for student and staff members of College SA Framework working groups to develop knowledge and identify practical issues around SPAs in their institution.

15 Oct 2015 - Student Partnership Agreements in Universities Workshop: Review, Renewal, Realisation

An event for universities to discuss SPAs, their implementation, their review and what has been learned over the past few years.

19 Aug 2015 - Student Engagement in Supported Education

A half-day event for college staff on developing student engagement practices for students in supported education. Aimed at college teaching and support staff, course rep organisers, student officers and SA staff.

All Current & Past Events:

Student Engagement Framework

Academic Representation Coordinators’ Network Meeting

4 May 2017

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