24 November 2020

National Education Officers’ Network meeting


A meeting of our National Education Officers’ Network (NEON) took place on Tuesday 24th November 2020.

The network was set up in response to feedback from student officers who expressed the need for a national officer network with members from both universities and colleges. It is designed to be a space for officers to network and work on issues together in a cross-sector capacity. The network events are aimed at student officers with education remits from colleges and universities across Scotland.

This meeting of NEON focused on two key sector projects:

  • The Scottish Funding Council review and gathering student officer views on the future of Scottish Further and Higher Education.
  • Advance HE and QAA’s ‘Developing an Anti-Racist Curricula’ project.

These are two significant projects for the sector for the upcoming academic year, with the potential for far-reaching and long-lasting impacts on the sector. This event was an opportunity for student officers to influence the direction of these projects and to hear how they can get more involved with these initiatives over the next year.

View the agenda and presentations from the event:  

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

The event took place via Zoom, from 10.00am–12.45pm and was free to attend.  It was aimed at all student officers from Scottish universities with an education remit.


Online meeting security

The meeting was run online via Zoom, with the following security measures.  

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 wish to discuss this event further please contact Megan Brown, Development Consultant – megan.brown@sparqs.ac.uk.

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