21 January 2021

National Education Officers’ Network meeting


- Please register as usual.
- joining instructions (including VC details) will be issued prior to the meeting


Join us for the first sparqs’ National Education Officers’ Network (NEON) of 2021. NEON 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.

The National Education Officers’ Network is designed to be a space for officers to network and work on issues together in a cross-sector capacity. This event is aimed at student officers with education remits from colleges and universities across Scotland.

This NEON event will cover:

  • Sustainability, particularly embedding sustainability in the curriculum.
  • QAA Scotland’s Student Led Project.
  • College Development Project and the College of the Future.
  • The SFC review.

These are significant areas for the sector for the upcoming academic year and beyond, with the potential for far-reaching and long-lasting impacts on the sector. This event will give 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.

See the agenda for the session for further details. 

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

The event will take place from 10.00am until 12.45pm. The event is free to attend and will take place online through video-conference (Zoom) – joining instructions will be sent out nearer to the time of the event.

As we are not constrained by venue size, there is no limit to the number of participants from institutions. However, we still require registrations so that we know numbers and can keep the event secure.

Online meeting security

The meeting will be run using Zoom. 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.


If you wish to discuss this event further please contact Denise McCaig, Development Consultant – denise.mccaig@sparqs.ac.uk 

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