12 Dec 2016

sparqs Conference 2017 - call for proposals is now closed

Please note that the call for proposals is now closed for #sparqs17, our conference taking place on Thursday 23rd March 2017.

The title of the conference is Celebrating the impact of the student voice on quality enhancement.

We invited proposals for workshops, presentations and poster/display sessions, across the four themes of the conference, intended to support our desire to engage with delegates from across the UK and internationally.

The four conference themes are:

  • Governance, democracy and formal quality processes
  • Diversity
  • Co-creation in curriculum design and delivery
  • Student-led initiatives


Submitting Proposals

The closing date for submitting proposals was Monday 12th December 2016.  Applicants will be notified whether proposals have been successful in due course.

See the call for proposals webpage for full details.


See the main conference webpage for all the details, including the format of the day, further information on the themes, conference fees (including early bird rates) and key dates.  Registration for the conference will open at the end of January 2017.

In a fitting end to the day, the conference will end with the second sparqs Student Engagement Awards, which were a huge success at our previous conference.  Nominations for the Awards will open on 16th January 2017.

Once again we will be holding a pre-conference International Delegates' Day on the day before the main conference.  Further details of that will follow in due course.

Please note that the conference is now a day earlier than originally advertised for a short while, so please note that you have the correct date in your diary, Thursday 23rd March 2017. Apologies for any confusion caused.   

If you have any queries regarding the call for proposals or the wider conference, please email admin@sparqs.ac.uk or contact the office on 0131 622 6599.


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