18 Nov 2016

sparqs Conference 2017 - call for proposals is now open!

We are pleased to announce that the call for proposals is now open for #sparqs17, our conference taking place on Thursday 23rd March 2017

The title of the conference is Celebrating the impact of the student voice on quality enhancement.

We are inviting proposals for workshops, presentations and poster/display sessions, across the four themes of the conference, which are intended to support our desire to engage with delegates from across the UK and internationally.

The four themes are:

  • Governance, democracy and formal quality processes
  • Diversity
  • Co-creation in curriculum design and delivery
  • Student-led initiatives

Submitting Proposals

The closing date for submitting proposals is Monday 12th December 2016.  See the call for proposals webpage for full details.

Wider conference details

See the main conference webpage for further details on the conference itself, including the format of the day, further information on the themes, how to submit a proposal, conference fees (including early bid rates) and key dates.  Registration for the conference will open at the end of January 2017.

Please note that the conference is now a day earlier than originally advertised for a short while, so please note that you have the correct date in your diary, Thursday 23rd March 2017. Apologies for any confusion caused.   

Student Engagement Awards!

In a fitting end to the day, the conference will end with the second sparqs Student Engagement Awards, which were a huge success at our previous conference.  Nominations for the Awards will open in January 2017.

International Delegates

Once again we will be holding a pre-conference International Delegates' Day on the day before the main conference.  Further details of that will follow in due course.


If you have any queries regarding the call for proposals or the wider conference, please contact David Scott, Institutional Support and Development Manager on david.scott@sparqs.ac.uk.

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