28 Nov 2019

Launch of sparqs’ Student Engagement Staff Network (SESN)

sparqs' new Student Engagement Staff Network (SESN) had its first meeting on Tuesday 19th November 2019. The network, formerly known as the Academic Representation Coordinators’ network (ARC), aims to draw together staff in student engagement roles in institutions and students’ associations to learn, share and develop as practitioners. The new name reflects the broader scope of the network than simply the development of representation systems and captures the work of staff who support the full range of student engagement activity.

The network’s first meeting took place at Dundee University Students’ Association, and included an update on key sparqs projects, sector practice from the Dundee and Aberdeen Universities and the University of the Highland and Islands, and sector-specific discussions for universities and colleges covering the latest developments in quality.

Save the date for the next two meetings

Future meetings will be held on Tuesday 4th February 2020, provisionally at Forth Valley College’s new Falkirk campus, and Tuesday 5th May 2020 at the University of the West of Scotland’s Paisley campus. All staff in student engagement roles are welcome to attend and to submit ideas for content. Please save the dates if you’ve not already done so!

See the SESN webpage for further information on the Network, including the materials from the recent meeting, as well as previous ARC meetings.

If you have any queries about SESN, please contact Simon Varwell, Senior Development Consultant – simon.varwell@sparqs.ac.uk

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