27 Feb 2015

Update on... sparqs Articulation Project

Over the last few months sparqs has been working with ELRAH (Edinburgh, Lothians, Fife and Borders Regional Articulation Hub) to increase student engagement in articulation.

In Autumn 2014 we established a regional student articulation group. Members of the group are students who have articulated from college to university and elected student officers. The broad aim of the group is to improve the experience of students transitioning from college to university and to enable them to shape this fundamental aspect of their educational journey. The group meets on a regular basis and is facilitated by sparqs and ELRAH. Student representatives from the group attend ELRAH’s operational group meetings which empowers them to influence regional discussions around articulation.

The work of the group fits into the current Enhancement Theme: Student Transitions. Having successfully submitted a student-led proposal, the group will run a workshop at the international Enhancement Themes Conference in June 2015.

sparqs has also been liaising with academic and support staff working in articulation to build a picture of how students are engaged in the articulation process at different institutions. We hope that an output from this exercise will be the drafting of sector-wide guidance on engaging articulating students.

sparqs contributed to the 'Articulation for All' conference which took place on 5th September 2014. We gave a keynote speech on whether learners are at the centre, based around the Student Engagement Framework for Scotland, and also ran a workshop on student engagement in articulation. You can view the presentation from our workshop and read more about the conference in our previous news article.

You can keep up to date with sparqs’ work on articulation on our Articulation webpage.

If you are interested in finding out more about this project or getting involved, please contact Hannah Clarke, sparqs Development Advisor - hannah.clarke@sparqs.ac.uk

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