18 November 2020

Student Engagement Staff Network meeting


Our Student Engagement Staff Network (SESN) had its first full-day meeting of the 2020-21 academic year on 18th November, which was an opportunity to explore student engagement in the new learning experience.

The agenda was designed to be responsive to the issues that continue to arise following the shift to a blended model of delivery across the sector.  Content included sessions on key national issues in quality and student engagement, including the current SFC Review of Coherent Provision and Sustainability; and diversity projects in learning and teaching.  The meeting also included institutional case studies on representation, training and partnership activities, as well as an update on sparqs' new work plans. All sessions reflected the changed nature of our sector and the importance of institutions working closely with their students.

You can view the materials from the day below:  

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

While the event ran from 10.00am to 4.00pm there were regular screen breaks throughout the day. It was free to join.

Online meeting security

The meeting was run online with the following security process:  

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. 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 as the name you registered to attend.


If you want to discuss this meeting further please contact Simon Varwell, Senior Development Consultant – simon.varwell@sparqs.ac.uk 07815 938966.


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