7 August 2023 to 8 Aug 2023

That's Quality!


This event was a three-part package, as detailed below.

~ 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 provides 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 was split into three parts. The first part of That’s Quality! was a half-day, sector-specific online event, which took place on 6th July (Colleges AM and Universities PM). The second part was an online self-study module, providing 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 came together for a joint, two-day, in-person training event on 7th & 8th August at Queen Margaret University in Musselburgh. The two-day event was residential, with a dinner on the first evening, allowing for social and networking opportunities.

This joint event was 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.

The programme hashtag, for use on Twitter, was #sparqsTQ

Event materials

The materials from the online sessions on 6th July are below:

The college and university modules were emailed to relevant participants shortly after the online days, for undertaking prior to the residential training. 

The materials from the residential training on 7th and 8th August are below: 


  • 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 began at 10.00am on day 1 and finished by 5.00pm on day 2.  


For more information, or if you have any queries regarding any parts of this programme, please contact Megan Brown, Development Consultant - megan.brown@sparqs.ac.uk

Event costs and terms and conditions

The cost of this three-part programme was£95 per delegate, which included the half-day online event, the self-study module and the joint, two-day residential event. The cost included dinner, bed and breakfast at the residential event. sparqs covered all the other event costs, e.g. meeting rooms, catering and development of all online materials.


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

College delegate£95.00
University delegate£95.00

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