24 Jan 2023

Updated “outduction” toolkit for supporting education officers

Our toolkit to support the future careers of education officers in students’ associations has been updated for 2023’s departing officers. Developed in partnership with NUS Charity, the College Development Network and Advance HE, the toolkit is aimed at those who support education officers, vice-presidents for education and equivalents – such as students’ association staff and governance professionals.

This has been a year of significant change in tertiary education, with many major national initiatives, such as the moves to a tertiary quality framework. Therefore, SA education officers have been involved institutionally and nationally in significant conversations about the future of learning and teaching.

As such, this updated toolkit will enable those who support education officers to help them take stock of the significant impact they will have had on the strategy, governance and enhancement of quality and student engagement. It contains three short exercises that staff can use to ensure that officers leaving post this summer do so with a clear sense of the things they have developed and achieved in their roles. The toolkit also includes a list of job and voluntary opportunity pages and development tools which might inspire officers who are keen to stay in education, quality or engagement-related posts in their future careers.

For more information, please find the toolkit in our Resource Library or contact Simon Varwell, Senior Development Consultant, on simon.varwell@sparqs.ac.uk.

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