We were delighted to hold our Student Engagement Awards again in 2023, the winners of which were announced at a special event on Thursday 5th October 2023, which also celebrated sparqs’ 20th birthday! #sparqs20years The Awards ceremony was superbly hosted by Sir Andrew Cubie, chair of the sparqs Trustee Board.
The event also included the launch of the new Student Learning Experience model!
The 2023 awards were an opportunity to reflect on developments in student engagement and partnership across Scotland, not only in the past two years, but also, across the two decades of sparqs’ existence since our creation in 2003. Click here to read more about the Awards process, including the categories, criteria and judging. Many thanks to everyone who took the time to submit entries and share all the amazing work going on across the sector, and thanks also to our judging panel, consisting of members of our Joint Advisory Group.
The Award-winners are....
- click on each heading below to view the detailed category webpages . . .
Winner: IMPS sports day ~ Institute of Molecular Plant Sciences Outreach Team, The University of Edinburgh
Runner-up: Protecting Students’ Academic Integrity ~ City of Glasgow College, CitySA
Shortlisted: Student Quality Panel Member Scheme ~ Edinburgh Napier University
Winner: UWS Student Partnership Forum ~ University of the West of Scotland / UWS Student Union
Runner-up: UHI / HISA Student Partnership Agreement ~ Highlands and Islands Students’ Association
Shortlisted: City of Glasgow College Class Rep System ~ City of Glasgow College, CitySA
Winner: Megan McClellan ~ City of Glasgow College Students’ Association
Runner-up: Kellyann McGraith ~ New College Lanarkshire Students’ Association
Shortlisted: Alexandra Knoblauch ~ The School of GeoSciences, The University of Edinburgh
Winner: Robin Chandler ~ West College Scotland
Runner-up: Scott Carle ~ Aberdeen University Students’ Association
Shortlisted: Andrew Kinnell ~ Forth Valley College Students’ Association
Winner: A Better Tomorrow Competition ~ City of Glasgow College Students’ Association
Runner-up: Foundation Apprentices Business Skills Food Waste Workshop ~ UHI Inverness
Shortlisted: Innovative approach to sustainability ~ Glasgow Kelvin College & Glasgow Kelvin College Students’ Association
Winner: Virtual Internships for Underrepresented Students - exploring opportunities for student co-creation and partnership ~ The Open University in Scotland
Runner-up: Inclusive Survey Supports Student Voice ~ Fife College
Shortlisted: Engaging FCSA Prison-Based Members ~ Fife College Students Association, and Fife College Learning and Skills Team
Winner: Co-creation of a narrative digital artefact to support development of anti-racist curricula ~ Edinburgh Napier University
Runner-up: Teams Reps ~ New College Lanarkshire Students’ Association
Shortlisted: Promoting Student-Staff Partnership through the Student Digital Scholar Role ~ Glasgow Caledonian University