A huge thank you to everyone who attended and contributed to the sparqs Conference on Thursday 23rd March 2017, at Surgeons' Hall in Edinburgh! The day was a great success, with a fantastic turnout of around 200 delegates from Scotland and all over the world!
Our delegate evaluations suggest that it was a resounding success, and a reminder of how much outstanding student-led work is underway in enhancing, developing and transforming learning across sectors. Many commented that is was inspirational to see so many break-out sessions led by school, college and university students.
See our conference webpages for all the news and photos.....
The main conference - a full outline of the conference, including the following....
- The Twitter 'Storify' from #sparqs17 - a great overview of how the conference and Awards went!
- The presentations from the day's sessions and keynote speakers.
- Our Celebrating Achievement 2017 publication which celebrates the work of sparqs since our last conference, as well as the successes of the institutions, their students' associations and the students and staff that we work with, in Scotland and across the world. (printable version)
- Our Celebrating Achievement video which hears from some of our sector colleagues on the impact of student engagement.
- A few comments from the evaluations of the day.
The Student Engagement Awards 2017 - find out who was shortlisted in each category, view the photos and find out who the winners were! The individual pages for each category contain photos of the winners and runners-up with their trophies, and some more detailed information on their nominations.
Once again, many thanks to everyone who contributed to the success of the conference in terms of delivering keynotes, workshops and presentations, and displaying posters.
Thank you to everyone who attended from far and wide! We were delighted to host so many delegates from Scotland and the rest of the UK, as well as 54 international delegates from across 12 countries.
Thanks also to everyone who hosted our international delegates during the week of conference, at both the international day at University of Stirling, and the range of site visits at The Robert Gordon University, Glasgow Caledonian University, QAA Scotland, University of Dundee, and The University of Edinburgh.
The whole week of the conference was an excellent showcase for the breadth and quality of student engagement work that is taking place across colleges, universities and sector agencies in Scotland, the rest of the UK and internationally. We all have a lot to be proud of!