25 Apr 2023

Our updated education officer induction resource for colleges and universities

sparqs’ toolkit for developing an induction for students’ association education officers has been updated and republished to support induction for summer 2023.

Aimed at students’ association staff and others who support education officer induction, this year’s update builds on past college-specific iterations of the toolkit and is the first to be truly tertiary.

This resource offers guidance on how to support new education officers (Vice President Education or equivalent) in four key spheres of the students’ association, institution, governance and the national level. It provides supplementary information including a suggested induction timetable, and links to important national induction opportunities such as sparqs’ own That’s Quality! programme (which will be open for bookings in early May), and key training from other sector agencies.

At a time of continued change and development in education, not least with moves to a tertiary quality approach, it is of crucial importance that student officers begin their year with a confident understanding of the sector. This resource, along with our support through That’s Quality! can contribute to this smooth induction.

Please contact sparqs if you would like to discuss this toolkit and our wider support.

For further information, please contact Simon Varwell, Senior Development Consultant - simon.varwell@sparqs.ac.uk.

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