13 August 2020 to 14 Aug 2020

That's Quality! Colleges 2020


The aim of the event was to equip participants with the knowledge and ability to be an effective officer and work in partnership with their institution during the COVID-19 crisis.

Participants were required to complete a short online training module prior to the event. The online module provided essential background information to aid successful participation in the online training.


Through That’s Quality! training (comprised of the online face-to-face training event and compulsory online module), participants gained an understanding of:

  • Student partnership and why it is important.
  • The role of national agencies and how they support their work.
  • The skills required to engage and support course reps and students in online or blended learning.
  • Different developments in the sector and how officers can engage with these to improve their students’ learning experience.

The materials from the day can be viewed below: 

The event hashtag, for use on Twitter, was #TQ20college


This event was for college student officers with an education remit, students’ association staff and senior reps/executive officers.

Event costs and terms and conditions

This event was free, but participants were required to register in advance and complete the online module.


The first day of the course began at 9.30am and the second day finished by 4.30pm.

The format included breaks and time for individual reflection and work away from the computer throughout the two days.

Online meeting security

The meeting was run using Zoom, with the following security process:

You do not need an account to join the meeting and you don’t need to download the app. Simply copy and paste the link you receive in your joining instructions directly into your browser. The link is not available on social media or our website and is sent by email only to those who have registered for the event. To ensure only those who have registered join the meeting, we ask that you do not share the link with anyone. If you are not an authenticated Zoom user (i.e. you don’t have an account) you will be asked to input a password to join the meeting. When you join, you will go to a “waiting room”, a member of sparqs staff will then admit only those who have registered. If the identity of a person is not known, they will not be admitted, so please enter your name on Zoom as the name you registered to attend.

More information

For further information about this event, please contact Denise McCaig, Development Consultant – denise.mccaig@sparqs.ac.uk - 07966 104056.

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