9 December 2021

National Education Officers’ Network meeting


The final sparqs’ National Education Officers’ Network (NEON) of 2021 took place on 9th December. The network was set up in 2019 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. This events are aimed at student officers with education remits from colleges and universities across Scotland.

We had a packed agenda, with a session on the SQA and Education Scotland Review, at wich we were joined by Professor Ken Muir, who is leading the Review, for a student-specific discussion to gather officers' views on changes to these national agencies and implications for curriculum and assessment.  We also had a split college/university session on current issues relevant to each sector, finishing with a joint session on what the future Tertiary Quality Framework may look like.  

See the materials from the meeting below:  

The event hashtag, for use on Twitter was #sparqsNEON

The event ran from 10am–1pm, with registration from 9.45am.  It was free to attend.


Online meeting security

The meeting took place 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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