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.

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.

9 Aug 2021 to 10 Aug 2021 - That’s Quality! Colleges 2021

That's Quality! Colleges will provide you with a comprehensive introduction to the national quality arrangements and procedures that help colleges ensure the best possible experience for students. You will be encouraged to consider how best to use these arrangements and procedures in your role to identify and bring about change for your students. This year That’s Quality! Colleges will continue to focus on the specific context of being an education officer during COVID-19, and the particular challenges and opportunities this brings.

12 Jul 2021 to 13 Jul 2021 - That’s Quality! Universities 2021

That’s Quality Universities is sparqs annual two-day training event. This year That’s Quality! Universities continued to focus on the specific context of being an education officer during COVID-19, and the particular challenges and opportunities this brings.

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.

8 Jun 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.  

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.

All Current & Past Events:

Student Engagement Framework

That’s Quality! Colleges 2021

9 Aug 2021 - 10 Aug 2021

The aim of That's Quality! Colleges is to equip participants with the knowledge and ability to be…

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