International delegate programme

In addition to the main sparqs' conference, we are once again offering some further opportunities for delegates attending from outside of Scotland, including an International Delegates’ Day on Wednesday 27th March, the day before the main conference, and optional site visits during the same week, to universities, a college and a sector agency.

The opportunities are primarily aimed at international delegates, but those from the rest of the UK are also most welcome to attend. 

International Delegates' Day - 27th March 2019

The International Delegates’ Day is taking place on Wednesday 27th March, the day before the main conference. The day will provide an opportunity to learn about the Scottish context of student engagement, including a visit to the University of Dundee. 

There will also be some local sightseeing and Scottish hospitality, including a visit to the recently-opened V&A Dundee, a new international design museum which is the centrepiece of the regeneration of Dundee’s historic waterfront.  

If you are interested in this opportunity, see the agenda for full details of the day.  

Please note that there is an additional cost to attend the International Delegates' Day.  The early-bird rate is £110 (available until Friday 18th January 2019), thereafter the cost is £130.

If you would like to attend, when completing your booking, select the option for both the main conference and the International Day. 

Optional site visits during the week of the conference

In addition to the International Delegates' Day, we have once again arranged some optional site visits to universities, a college and a sector agency during the week of the conference. 

The visits will allow people to hear more about Scotland's student engagement and quality processes, as well as enabling visitors to see a bit more of the country!  They are taking place on Monday 25th, Tuesday 26th and Friday 29th March, across Edinburgh, Glasgow, Paisley and Perth.  

Delegates are invited to sign up directly with the relevant institutions/agencies for whichever visits they are interested in.  While there is no cost for the actual visits, delegates will need to arrange and pay for their own travel to/from the venues.

If you are interested in these visits, please view the site visits schedule, which details dates, times, contact details and what to expect at each visit.  

If you would like to attend any of the visits, please get in touch with the individual contacts as detailed in the schedule, by Friday 15th March 2019 at the latest.


Venue locations

See our conference map for locations of the main conference, the International Delegates' Day and the site visits, as well as locations of Edinburgh Airport and Waverley train station. 

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