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.

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.

5 Feb 2020 - Student Engagement Staff Network

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.

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 - 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.

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.

All Current & Past Events:

Student Engagement Framework

National Education Officers’ Network meeting

7 Oct 2020

Join us for the first meeting of sparqs’ National Education Officers’ Network (NEON) of the 2020/21…

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Student Engagement Staff Network informal catch-up

1 Oct 2020

Our Student Engagement Staff Network (SESN) will have a short meeting on Thursday 1st October, by Zoom,…

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