12 Dec 2018

The deadline has been extended for nominations for the 2019 sparqs Student Engagement Awards!

A reminder that nominations are still open for the third sparqs Student Engagement Awards!  The deadline for submissions has been extended until Friday 11th January 2019!

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The Awards will take place at the end of our conference on Thursday 28th March 2019 in Edinburgh. 

We are inviting students’ associations and institutions across Scotland to submit nominations across a range of categories, this year around the theme of ‘Student Engagement for All'.

Currently open for submissions are the following four Awards categories, for institutional/SA submissions.  Submissions covering the last couple of years are welcomed.... anything since the last Student Engagement Awards in March 2017. 

The 'Course Rep of the Year' Awards (one for the college sector and one for the university sector) will be open for nominations in early January 2019, once we are further into the academic year.

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Awards Categories

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1.  University Impact

An initiative delivered by a students’ association, or led by a students’ association in partnership with their university, which has had a significant impact on enhancing the student learning experience.

2.  College Impact

An initiative delivered by a students’ association, or led by a students’ association in partnership with their college, which has had a significant impact on enhancing the student learning experience.

3.  Shaping the Curriculum

A co-curricular initiative or project (focusing, for example, on students working in partnership with their college or university on curriculum design, curriculum delivery or assessment) which has had a positive impact on student learning across the college or university.

4.  Engaging Diversely

An initiative delivered by a students’ association, or led by a students’ association in partnership with their college or university, which demonstrates a clear commitment to developing student engagement activities that reflect the diversity of the student population.

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Submission details

Nominations should contain the following information:

  • Category of nomination.
  • Title of nomination (20 words maximum).
  • Detailed description of the initiative/project (500 words maximum).
  • Description of the positive impact the initiative/project has had on the student experience and the institution (250 words maximum).
  • Description of the sustainability of the initiative/project (250 words maximum).
  • Description of the transferability of the initiative/project to other colleges/universities (250 words maximum).

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How to make your submissions

Proposals should be submitted by completing the template accessed via the following link: https://form.jotformeu.com/82472998146370  (please view our Privacy Policy for details of how we collect and use any personal information).

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Deadline for submissions

The deadline for submissions for the above four categories is Friday 11th January 2019 (extended from late November).

We look forward to receiving your submissions celebrating the innovative work going on across the Scottish sector!

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Course Rep of the Year Awards

As noted above, nominations for 'Course Rep of the Year' in each sector will open on Monday 7th January 2019

The deadline for submissions for 'Course Rep of the Year' will be Friday 8th February 2019.

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The shortlisted entries for all Awards categories will be announced prior to the conference and the Awards ceremony will take place at a drinks reception at the end of the conference. 
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Queries

If you have any questions about submitting an Awards nomination, please contact Lindsay Isaacs on lindsay.isaacs@sparqs.ac.uk
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Further conference details

See the main conference webpage for further details on the wider conference, including additional opportunities for international delegates.
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