16 June 2022

That's Quality! Colleges 2022


16th June 2022: ONLINE via Zoom
8th & 9th August 2022: Apex City Quay Hotel
1 West Victoria Dock Road
Dundee, DD1 3JP
Tel: 01382 202 404


By booking this event you are committing to the following three-part package: 

~ Part 1:  online event - Thursday 16th June 2022
~ Part 2:  self-study module
~ Part 3:  two-day residential event - Monday 8th & Tuesday 9th August 2022

That’s Quality! is aimed at new and returning student officers and students' association staff with an education remit. It will provide a valuable addition to your planned induction for new officers - introducing participants to the quality enhancement agenda, looking at why quality matters to students and how to use it to make change.

To retain the benefits of both online and in-person delivery, the 2022 event is split into three parts, as noted above. The first part of That’s Quality! is a one-day online event, which will be sector-specific. The second part is an online self-study module, which will provide officers with a more detailed overview of quality in Scotland, which is designed to be used throughout an officer’s time in office. Finally, attendees of both the college and university events will come together for a joint, two-day, in-person training event on 8th and 9th August. The two-day event is residential, with a dinner on the first evening, allowing for some much-missed social and networking opportunities.  The joint event will be an opportunity for interactive group activities which will allow attendees to explore what they have learnt in practice and to network with colleagues from across the tertiary sector.

Attendees are required to attend both the sector-specific online session and the joint residential event.

As a result of feedback from across the sector, That’s Quality! Colleges, is taking place earlier in the summer than in previous years. We hope the early notification of dates allowed students’ associations to build this into college officer inductions, as we appreciate that in some cases officers may be attending before their term of office starts..

Agendas for both the online and in-person parts of the training will follow.

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


The one-day, online event on 16th June will begin at 10.00am and finish by 4.00pm. It will take place through Zoom – joining instructions will be sent out nearer to the time of the event.

The two-day, residential event on 8th & 9th August will begin at 10.30am on day 1 and finish by 5.00pm on day 2. Please note that these are provisional timings and may vary slightly.  Exact timings will be confirmed in the joining instructions in due course. 


If you have any queries regarding any parts of this event, please contact Megan Brown, Development Consultant - megan.brown@sparqs.ac.uk

Event costs and terms and conditions

The cost of this three-part event package is £95 per delegate, which includes the one-day online event, the self-study module and the joint, two-day residential event. The cost includes dinner, bed and breakfast at the residential event, as charged by the venue (accommodation is in single rooms). sparqs will cover all the other event costs, e.g. meeting rooms, catering and development of all online materials.

Before beginning your booking, please liaise with your students' association or finance department to obtain PayPal/card details for making payment. If you are unable to pay by PayPal or by card, please contact us at admin@sparqs.ac.uk.

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer refunds once you have booked the course. If you book a place but are later unable to attend, you are permitted to send an alternate from your institution.


This is a chargeable event, with the following pricing options:

1-day online (16 Jun); self-study module; and 2-day residential (8 & 9 Aug)£95.00

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