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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View the full list of awards shortlists to see who is in the running for all the awards!  Congratulations to all those shortlisted, and good luck!

Thank you to everyone who took the time to make submissions, they were of a very high standard and it was a tough decision for panel members to choose between them. 
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Awards ceremony

The awards will be presented at the end of our conference on Thursday 28th March 2019 and we very much hope that delegates will be able to stay on for the awards reception, taking place from 5.00-6.30pm.  The reception will be hosted by Professor Norman Sharp OBE, Chair of sparqs Trustee Board.
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Not attending the conference, but wish to attend the awards?

Anyone involved in a shortlisted awards submission who isn't attending the full conference is most welcome to join us for the Awards ceremony at 5.00pm. Please just let us know at admin@sparqs.ac.uk if you are coming along.

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See below for the details of the categories across which the awards were invited....

Institutional/SA Awards

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).
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Course Rep of the Year Awards

Nominations were invited for reps from within Scottish colleges and universities, welcomig 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 invited nominations for students who have been reps during 2017-18 and/or 2018-19. 

Nominations required 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.
  • Reasons for nominating them.

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Queries

If you have any questions about the Awards, please contact Lindsay Isaacs on lindsay.isaacs@sparqs.ac.uk.

Please view our Privacy Policy for details of how we collect and use any personal information related to the Awards.
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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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