6 July 2023 to 8 Aug 2023

That's Quality!


6th July 2023: Half-day online event via Zoom
7th & 8th August 2023: Two-day residential at QMU
Queen Margaret University Conference Suite
Musselburgh EH21 6UU
Tel: 0131 474 0000


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

~ Part 1:  half-day online event - Thursday 6th July (Colleges AM, Universities PM)
~ Part 2:  self-study module
~ Part 3:  two-day residential event - Monday 7th & Tuesday 8th August at QMU

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.

The 2023 programme is split into three parts. The first part of That’s Quality! is a half-day, sector-specific online event on 6th July (Colleges AM and Universities PM). The second part is an online self-study module, which will provide officers with a more detailed overview of quality in Scotland and is designed to be used throughout an officer’s time in office. Finally, attendees of both sectors will come together for a joint, two-day, in-person training event on 7th & 8th August at Queen Margaret University in Musselburgh. The two-day event is residential, with a dinner on the first evening, allowing for social and networking opportunities.

This 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.

This is a three-part training course and attendees are required to complete the module and attend both the sector-specific online session and the joint residential event. 

Agendas for both the online and in-person parts of the training will follow.  Joining instructions will be sent out nearer to the time of the event. 

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


  • Half-day, online event on 6th July via Zoom
    • Colleges:  10.00am until 1.00pm
    • Universities:  2.00pm until 5.00pm
  • Two-day, residential event on 7th & 8th August at QMU
    The event will begin at 10.00am on day 1 and finish by 5.00pm on day 2.  


For more information, or 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 programme is £95 per delegate, which includes the half-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 (accommodation is in single rooms). sparqs covers all the other event costs, e.g. meeting rooms, catering and development of all online materials.

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer refunds. Delegates booking a place, but later unable to attend, are permitted to send an alternate from their institution.

When booking your place, you will be directed to the PayPal website, where you have the option to pay via PayPal account or by card.  Please liaise with your students' association or finance department to obtain PayPal/card details before beginning your booking.

If you are unable to pay by PayPal or by card, please contact us at admin@sparqs.ac.uk before booking. 


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

College delegate£95.00
University delegate£95.00

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6 Jul 2023 - 8 Aug 2023

By booking this event, delegates are committing to the following three-part package:  ~ Part 1:  half-day online event…