19 Feb 2019

International delegate programme at #sparqs19 - site visits open to book!

We're pleased to announce that the site visits for international delegates attending #sparqs19 are now open to book!

In addition to the main conference on 28th March 2019, the optional site visits and International Delegates' Day during the same week as the conference are once again available to enable international delegates to make the most of their visit!  

The opportunities are primarily aimed at international delegates, but those from the rest of the UK are also most welcome to attend. 

Optional site visits

The optional site visits include a mix of college, university and sector agency sessions across Edinburgh, Glasgow, Paisley and Perth, allowing people to hear more about Scotland's student engagement and quality processes, whilst enabling visitors to see a bit more of the country! 

The visits are now open to book, with anyone interested invited to sign-up directly with the hosts for any of the visits they are interested in.  While there is no cost for the actual visits, delegates will need to arrange and pay for their own travel to/from them. Please note that the deadline for signing up for the visits is Friday 15th March 2019


International Delegates' Day - 27th March

The International Delegates' Day will provide an opportunity to learn about the Scottish context of student engagement, including a visit to the University of Dundee and some local sightseeing, rounded off with dinner back in Edinburgh in the evening.  Attending this day incurs a cost, and can be booked at the point of registering for the main conference. 

See the International delegate programme page for all the details!

Conference registration deadline!

If you've not yet registered to attend the conference and are planning to attend, please register by Friday 22nd February! Visit the conference booking page to make your booking!
[Please note that conference registration is currently still open while there are places available]


Queries and further information

If you have any queries regarding the conference, please email admin@sparqs.ac.uk or contact the office on 0131 622 6599.

Practical information

For visitors to Edinburgh, we have prepared some useful information about the city, including maps, travel and accommodation options and tourism information.  We hope that you find this helpful. 

See our conference map for locations of the main conference, the International Delegates' Day and the site visits, as well as locations of Edinburgh Airport and Waverley train station. 

For further information about the conference venue, please see the Surgeons' Hall website.

Delegates are required to book and pay for their own travel and accommodation. 

The conference hashtag, for use on Twitter, is #sparqs19.

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