8 Jun 2021

New toolkit for education officer “outduction”

We are delighted to launch a new resource: “Developing the future careers of students’ association education officers - An Outduction Toolkit”, in conjunction with College Development Network, Advance HE and NUS Charity.

Each year, education officers leave their posts with an incredible set of skills, knowledge and experiences that they have gained through their role – from quality systems to governance, and from leading teams to influencing strategy. This is especially the case this year, when officers have led students’ association and institutional responses to impact of the pandemic on learning and teaching.

Our new outduction toolkit aims to help education officers carry these achievements with confidence into whatever lies ahead after their sabbatical role – whether a career in a related field such as education or policy, or voluntary governance roles in public bodies or charitable organisations where they will have much to offer.

The toolkit consists of a resource for staff who support education officers to develop reflections towards the end of the year, plus a handout for officers themselves containing suggested sources of relevant and interesting roles.

We launched the resource with agency colleagues at our May meetings of our Student Engagement Staff Network (SESN) and National Education Officers’ Network (NEON). We welcome ongoing conversations with institutions and students’ associations where we can help the “outduction” process as part of our support for successful education officer roles.

If you have any queries regarding the resource, please contact Simon Varwell, Senior Development Consultant, simon.varwell@sparqs.ac.uk or 07815 938966.

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