Student Engagement Awards

We are delighted to be holding the third sparqs Student Engagement Awards at our conference on Thursday 28th March 2019!

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Nominations are currently open for 'Course Rep of the Year' within Scottish colleges and universities. Please make your nominations by Friday 8th February 2019 if you would like to see an outstanding rep recognised!

Submissions for the four categories for institutional/SA work have now closed.  

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Course Rep of the Year Awards
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Nominations are invited for reps from within Scottish colleges and universities, now that we are further into the academic year.  We welcome nominations for volunteer reps (course reps, lead reps, school reps, etc) who have worked hard to ensure the rep role contributes to enhancements in learning and teaching and the overall student experience. We are looking for nominations for students who have been reps during 2017-18 and/or 2018-19. 

Nominations should contain the following information:

  • Awards category (college or university).
  • Name and course title of the nominee.
  • Length of time the nominee has been a rep (if known).
  • Academic year(s) in which the nominee was a rep.
  • Your reasons for nominating them.

Proposals should be submitted by completing the template accessed via the following link, by the deadline of Friday 8th February 2019https://form.jotformeu.com/sparqs/course-rep-2019-nom (please view our Privacy Policy for details of how we collect and use any personal information).

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Institutional/SA Awards
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The four categories inviting submissions from students’ associations and institutions across Scotland are now closed, as of 11th January. 

We invited submissions across the following four categories, this year around the theme of ‘Student Engagement for All'.

1.  University Impact

An initiative delivered by a students’ association, or led by a students’ association in partnership with their university, which has had a significant impact on enhancing the student learning experience.

2.  College Impact

An initiative delivered by a students’ association, or led by a students’ association in partnership with their college, which has had a significant impact on enhancing the student learning experience.

3.  Shaping the Curriculum

A co-curricular initiative or project (focusing, for example, on students working in partnership with their college or university on curriculum design, curriculum delivery or assessment) which has had a positive impact on student learning across the college or university.

4.  Engaging Diversely

An initiative delivered by a students’ association, or led by a students’ association in partnership with their college or university, which demonstrates a clear commitment to developing student engagement activities that reflect the diversity of the student population.

Submissions required the following information:

  • Category of nomination.
  • Title of nomination (20 words maximum).
  • Detailed description of the initiative/project (500 words maximum).
  • Description of the positive impact the initiative/project has had on the student experience and the institution (250 words maximum).
  • Description of the sustainability of the initiative/project (250 words maximum).
  • Description of the transferability of the initiative/project to other colleges/universities (250 words maximum).

Proposals were required to be submitted online, by the deadline of Friday 11th January 2019.  Please view our Privacy Policy for details of how we collect and use any personal information.

The shortlisted entries for all Awards categories will be announced prior to the conference and the Awards ceremony will take place at a drinks reception at the end of the conference. 

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Queries

If you have any questions about submitting an Awards nomination, please contact Lindsay Isaacs on lindsay.isaacs@sparqs.ac.uk.
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Further conference details

See the main conference webpage for further details on the wider conference, including registration details and conference fees, and additional opportunities for international delegates.

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