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.

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

sparqs is rolling out our successful pilot project on monitoring the diversity of course reps to all interested institutions. Come find out how to take part!

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.

4 May 2017 - Academic Representation Co-ordinators’ Network Meeting

A meeting of sparqs’ network for staff in universities and colleges with academic representation coordination roles, including training and support for course reps, senior education officers and other representatives.

23 Mar 2017 - sparqs Conference: Celebrating the impact of the student voice on quality enhancement

sparqs biennial conference - exploring the impact of the student voice on the enhancement of the student learning experience and institutional decision-making.

14 Feb 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 training and support for course reps, senior education officers and other representatives.

2 Feb 2017 - How good is our college?: Understanding the new quality arrangements

An event for student officers, students’ association staff and college quality staff on the new Education Scotland quality framework for colleges.

17 Nov 2016 - Academic Representation Co-ordinators’ Network Meeting

A meeting of sparqs’ new network for staff in universities and colleges with academic representation co-ordination roles, including training and support for course reps, senior education officers and other representatives.

10 Aug 2016 - That's Quality! Colleges 2016

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.

12 Jul 2016 to 13 Jul 2016 - That’s Quality! 2016: Residential induction event for university education officers

A two-day residential training event for university student officers with an education remit and students’ association staff.

26 Apr 2016 - Course Rep Training Co-ordinators' Network Meeting

Our final network event of 2015-16 for institutional or SA staff who co-ordinate training for course reps.

24 Feb 2016 - College SSE Survey Support

A half-day event for students' association officers/staff and college staff who work with data or surveys. The event focused on successful techniques for increasing survey participation and for using data to create change within institutions.

All Current & Past Events:

Student Engagement Framework

That's Quality! Colleges 2018

8 Aug 2018 - 9 Aug 2018

Following student feedback, as a pilot this year, we are extending our residential training event from…

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That's Quality! Universities 2018

17 Jul 2018 - 18 Jul 2018

The aim of the event is to equip participants with the knowledge and ability to use…

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