28 November 2022

Exploring the Student Learning Experience: University Workshop


An online workshop for university students - part of a series of workshops (commissioned by the Scottish Funding Council) - to redevelop the Student Learning Experience (SLE) model.  The workshop explored what a good Student Learning Experience means for students currently studying across Scotland's universities.  

Please note that there was also a separate workshop for college students, taking place on 29th November. Students at tertiary institutions (UHI and SRUC) were welcome to sign up to either this workshop or the college workshop. 

This was a really exciting opportunity for students to be involved in a national project and to ensure that the voices of students was heard in the process.  Students were not required to prepare anything in advance of the workshop – all that sparqs asked was that attendees came ready to speak all about their own learning experience - what they enjoyed about their course, what could be better, and what matters most to them as a student.

The updated SLE model will form a key part of the sector’s new quality framework in universities and colleges. This framework will put the experiences of students at the centre of discussions institutions have about the quality of their learning and teaching.

Alongside the university and college cross-institutional workshops offered centrally, we also put out a call to institutions to host their own workshops.  Therefore, students may also have received communication from their institution to sign up to a workshop hosted on-campus.  Anyone wishing to check if their institution was hosting a workshop before signing up to one of sparqs’ cross-institutional online events, was invited to contact admin@sparqs.ac.uk.  

Learn more about the Student Learning Experience project on the sparqs website.

The event hashtag for all of the SLE workshops, for use on Twitter, was #sparqsSLE

The link for the workshop was open from 1.45pm, and the meeting itself began at 2.00pm and finished by 4.00pm. It was free to join, and details of the joining instructions were circulated in due course to those who registered. 

All delegates were required to register, in order that we knew numbers and could keep the event secure.


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

Online meeting security

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

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.

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