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.

19 Nov 2019 - Student Engagement Staff Network meeting

A 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.

14 Nov 2019 - Education Officers’ Network meeting

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

7 Aug 2019 to 8 Aug 2019 - That's Quality! Colleges 2019

sparqs' annual two-day training event providing college student officers with a comprehensive introduction to national quality arrangements and procedures that help colleges ensure the best possible student experience. 

17 Jul 2019 to 18 Jul 2019 - That's Quality! Universities 2019

sparqs’ annual two-day residential training event for university student officers with an education remit and students’ association staff. That’s Quality! provides a comprehensive induction to the quality enhancement agenda and how to use it to improve your students’ learning experience.

7 May 2019 - Academic Representation Co-ordinators' Network Meeting

A meeting of sparqs’ network for staff in universities and colleges with academic representation co-ordination roles, including staff with responsibilities for student representative systems and supporting student engagement in quality.

28 Mar 2019 - sparqs Conference: Student Engagement for All

sparqs' biennial conference - exploring student engagement in relation to widening access, equality and diversity, transitions, representation of non-traditional students, staff development and more.

20 Feb 2019 - Academic Representation Co-ordinators' Network Meeting

A meeting of sparqs’ network for staff in universities and colleges with academic representation co-ordination roles, including staff with responsibilities for student representative systems and supporting student engagement in quality.

27 Nov 2018 - Academic Representation Co-ordinators' Network Meeting

A meeting of sparqs’ network for staff in universities and colleges with academic representation co-ordination roles, including staff with responsibilities for student representative systems and supporting student engagement in quality.

5 Nov 2018 - Making HGIOC work for you and your students

An event aimed at college student officers, SA staff and quality staff, to help officers consolidate knowledge following our That’s Quality! training in August 2018 and work with quality staff to shape work plans for the rest of the year.

8 Aug 2018 to 9 Aug 2018 - That's Quality! Colleges 2018

An annual two-day residential training event for college student officers and students’ association staff on the national arrangements and procedures that ensure quality in Scotland’s colleges and how to use them to make change for students.

17 Jul 2018 to 18 Jul 2018 - That's Quality! Universities 2018

An annual two-day residential training event for university student officers with an education remit and students’ association staff. A comprehensive induction to the quality enhancement agenda and how to use it to improve your students’ learning experience.

26 Jun 2018 - Monitoring the Diversity of Course Reps: Introductory rollout event

A rollout event for all interested institutions, following our successful pilot project on monitoring the diversity of course reps.

9 May 2018 - Academic Representation Co-ordinators' Network Meeting

A meeting of sparqs’ network for staff in universities and colleges with academic representation co-ordination roles, including staff with responsibilities for student representative systems and supporting student engagement in quality.

19 Apr 2018 - How good is our college? Influencing the quality arrangements

An event for college student officers and SA staff to support their engagement in the college quality arrangements and gather the student voice to feed into upcoming sector meetings on the topic.

6 Mar 2018 - Shaping the Professional Standards for Lecturers in Scotland’s Colleges: A Workshop for Student Officers and Course Reps (Aberdeen)

One of two workshops designed to enable college student officers and course reps to contribute to CDN’s ongoing review of the existing Professional Standards for Lecturers in Scotland’s Colleges.

27 Feb 2018 - Shaping the Professional Standards for Lecturers in Scotland’s Colleges: A Workshop for Student Officers and Course Reps (Edinburgh)

One of two workshops designed to enable college student officers and course reps to contribute to CDN’s ongoing review of the existing Professional Standards for Lecturers in Scotland’s Colleges.

20 Feb 2018 - Academic Representation Co-ordinators' Network Meeting

A meeting of sparqs’ network for staff in universities and colleges with academic representation co-ordination roles, including staff with responsibilities for student representative systems and supporting student engagement in quality.

29 Nov 2017 - Academic Representation Co-ordinators’ Network Meeting

A meeting of sparqs’ network for staff in universities and colleges with academic representation co-ordination roles, including staff with responsibilities for student representative systems and supporting student engagement in quality.

9 Aug 2017 - That's Quality! Colleges 2017

An introductory training event for college student officers and students’ association staff on the national arrangements and procedures that ensure quality in Scotland’s colleges and how to use them to make change for students.

26 Jul 2017 to 27 Jul 2017 - That’s Quality! Universities 2017

An annual two-day residential training event for university student officers with an education remit and students’ association staff. A comprehensive induction to the quality enhancement agenda and how to use it to improve your students’ learning experience.

All Current & Past Events:

Student Engagement Framework

Student Engagement Staff Network meeting

19 Nov 2019

Our first meeting of our Student Engagement Staff Network - which is the new name for…

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Education Officers’ Network meeting

14 Nov 2019

The sparqs' Education Officers’ Network (EON) has been set up in response to feedback from student…

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