21 January 2021

National Education Officers’ Network meeting


Our first sparqs’ National Education Officers’ Network (NEON) meeting of 2021 took place on the morning of Thursday 21st January

The 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 covered:

  • 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 allowed 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 materials from the day: 

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

The event took place online from 10.00am until 12.45pm and was free to attend.  

Online meeting security

The meeting was run using Zoom, with the following security measures in place:

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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