Events

sparqs has created a range of different events aimed at students, institutions and students’ associations. These events focus on a range of different topics that inform or increase people's understanding of quality enhancement. In particular improving student involvement in quality enhancement.

Dates, venues and detailed information about events we run throughout the year can be found below. We also send out mailings via email communicating these events.

25 May 2021 - Student-led Project event - Innovations in Digital Student Communities

As part of the current QAA Enhancement Theme – ‘Resilient Learning Communities’ - sparqs and QAA Scotland are working collaboratively to facilitate the delivery of the Student-led Project (SLP).  This half-day sharing practice event aims to provide attendees with the opportunity to hear practice from students and sector colleagues across Scotland. Please see the event webpage on Eventbrite for further information and to register to attend. 

22 Jun 2021 - sparqs' Student Engagement Awards 2021

A short awards ceremony to celebrate the successes of the sector’s partnership working during this turbulent year, launch our report highlighting case studies from across our institutions and students’ associations, and of course announce the winners of our Student Engagement Awards for 2021.

20 May 2021 - National Education Officers’ Network meeting

Our regular network event for university education officers across Scotland to check in with each other and discuss ongoing developments in the sector.

13 May 2021 - Student Engagement Staff Network meeting

Our regular meeting of sparqs’ network for staff in universities and colleges with student engagement and academic representation development roles.

15 Apr 2021 - Student Engagement Staff Network meeting

Our regular meeting of sparqs’ network for staff in universities and colleges with student engagement and academic representation development roles.

18 Mar 2021 - National Education Officers’ Network meeting

Our regular network event for university education officers across Scotland to check in with each other and discuss ongoing developments in the sector.

9 Mar 2021 - Student Engagement Staff Network meeting

Our regular meeting of sparqs’ network for staff in universities and colleges with student engagement and academic representation development roles.

9 Feb 2021 - Student Engagement Staff Network meeting

Our first 2021 meeting of sparqs’ network for staff in universities and colleges with student engagement and academic representation development roles.

21 Jan 2021 - National Education Officers’ Network meeting

An event for college and university officers across Scotland with an education remit, to check in with each other and discuss ongoing developments in the sector.

15 Dec 2020 - Student Engagement Staff Network informal catch-up

The year’s final (short and informal) meeting of sparqs’ network for staff in universities and colleges with student engagement and academic representation development roles.

24 Nov 2020 - National Education Officers’ Network meeting

An event for officers across Scotland to check in with each other and discuss ongoing developments in the sector.

18 Nov 2020 - Student Engagement Staff Network meeting

The academic year’s first full meeting of sparqs’ network for staff in universities and colleges with student engagement and academic representation development roles.

7 Oct 2020 - National Education Officers’ Network meeting

An event for education officers from colleges and universities across Scotland to discuss and work on key sector issues together.

1 Oct 2020 - Student Engagement Staff Network informal catch-up

A short, online, informal meeting of sparqs’ network for staff in universities and colleges with student engagement and academic representation development roles.

20 Aug 2020 - National Education Officers’ Network - university officers' catch-up

An online catch-up for university education officers across Scotland to check in with each other and discuss ongoing developments in the sector.

13 Aug 2020 to 14 Aug 2020 - That's Quality! Colleges 2020

sparqs' annual two-day training event for for college student officers with an education remit and those who support them.. This year it was held online, with a focus on developing skills and knowledge around being an Education Officer during COVID-19.

13 Jul 2020 to 14 Jul 2020 - That's Quality! Universities 2020

sparqs' annual two-day training event for for university student officers with an education remit and those who support them.. This year it was held online, with a focus on developing skills and knowledge around being an Education Officer during COVID-19.

24 Jun 2020 - Student Engagement Staff Network informal catch-up

A short, informal, online meeting of sparqs’ network for staff in universities and colleges with student engagement roles, including staff with responsibilities for student representative systems and supporting student engagement in quality.

7 May 2020 - National Education Officers’ Network meeting

An online event for education officers from colleges and universities across Scotland to discuss and work on key sector issues together.

5 May 2020 - Student Engagement Staff Network

An online meeting of sparqs’ network for staff in universities and colleges with student engagement roles, including staff with responsibilities for student representative systems and supporting student engagement in quality. 

19 Feb 2020 - National Education Officers’ Network meeting

A network event for education officers from colleges and universities across Scotland to discuss and work on key sector issues together.

All Current & Past Events:

Student Engagement Framework

sparqs' Student Engagement Awards 2021

22 Jun 2021

sparqs is proud to announce its 2021 Student Engagement Awards to celebrate the tremendous achievements of…

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National Education Officers’ Network meeting

20 May 2021

Join us for the final sparqs’ National Education Officers’ Network (NEON) meeting of the 2020-21 academic year, on Thursday 20th…

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