29 November 2022

Exploring the Student Learning Experience: College Workshop


Unfortunately this workshop did not go ahead as there were not enough registrations to make the workshop feasible. 

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

Please note that there is also a separate workshop for university students, taking place on 28th November. Students at tertiary institutions (UHI and SRUC) can sign up to either this workshop or the university workshop. 

This is a really exciting opportunity for you to be involved in a national project and to ensure that the voices of students from your course and institution are heard in the process.  You will not need to prepare anything in advance of the workshop – all that sparqs asks is that you come ready to speak all about your own learning experience. What do you enjoy about your course, what could be better, and what matters most to you 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 which sparqs is running centrally, we also put out a call to institutions to host their own workshops.  Therefore, you may also receive communication from your institution to sign up to a workshop hosted on-campus. If you would like to check if your institution is hosting a workshop before signing up to one of sparqs’ cross-institutional online events, you can contact admin@sparqs.ac.uk.  

If you would like to learn more about the Student Learning Experience project, you can read more on the sparqs website.

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

The link for the workshop will open from 1.45pm, and the meeting itself will begin at 2.00pm and finish by 4.00pm. It is free to join, and details of the joining instructions will be circulated in due course to those who register. Please make sure you add the event to your calendar when you register.

All delegates are required to register, in order that we know numbers and can keep the event secure.


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

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.

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