10 Jan 2022

Happy New Year from the sparqs' team!

Happy new year from the sparqs team! We look forward to working with you all again during 2022, which will hopefully be a kinder year for us all, as the sector continues to recover from the impact of the pandemic. If you contacted us over the festive season we'll get back to you ASAP, if we've not already done so.

As a sector, we have much to be proud of in terms of our response to the challenges of the pandemic thus far.  In the year ahead we will continue to provide support, including enabling effective contribution to the national reviews ongoing within the sector.  As a result of the impending changes, our current workplan is an interim one, until we are clearer about the implications for our work. During the pandemic, we implemented a number of short-term plans in order to be flexible and responsive to the needs of sector; our current workplan now begins to resume some areas of work which had to be put on hold during the pandemic, while still remaining responsive. 

Our first two network events of the new year are open for bookings and you can register for them below.  Both NEON and SESN will be utilised for informing members and allowing them to contribute to discussions and feedback into the ongoing reviews and we would therefore encourage attendance at these networks.....

Thursday 27th January 2022 - SESN meeting

Sign up for our next, online, Student Engagement Staff Network (SESN) meeting, for staff in universities and colleges with student engagement roles and staff with responsibilities for student rep systems. The event is taking place online, from 10.00am until 1.00pm.
- see the event booking page to register to attend. 

Thursday 3rd February 2022 - NEON meeting

Sign up for the next meeting of our National Education Officers' Network (NEON) for college and university student officers with an education remit.  It will take place online, from 10.00am until 1.00pm.
- see the event booking page to register to attend. 


Stay in the loop!

Much of our work involves opportunities for you to get involved, through working groups and projects, so please keep yourself up to date with any opportunities by reading our regular news mailings!

Our first batch of news articles of the new year will be published soon, so please watch this space! They'll also recap the articles from mid-December in case anyone missed them. If you're not signed up to our mailing list, you can sign up here.


Best wishes for a better 2022 from all of the sparqs team!  Hopefully our continued partnership working across the sector will see us through to easier times by the end of the academic year.   

Headlines Archive:

Student Engagement Framework

National Education Officers’ Network meeting

3 Feb 2022

Join us for the next meeting of sparqs’ National Education Officers’ Network (NEON) on Thursday 3rd…


Student Engagement Staff Network meeting

27 Jan 2022

This is the first meeting of our Student Engagement Staff Network (SESN) of 2022, taking place…