17 Aug 2020

A recap of additions to our hub, plus forthcoming resources!

In case you missed them, a quick recap of some recent additions to our COVID-19 information hub (which aren't already the main feature of another article)....  see our sector resources page for the full list. 

We welcome any other tools you have developed on engaging students in the current changes in learning and teaching. If you have anything you feel it would be useful to share here, please contact us at admin@sparqs.ac.uk

Forthcoming sparqs' resources

Following our mailing to last year’s course reps at the tail end of the academic year just ended, watch this space for similar mailings for your new course reps! The mailings will include motivational and informative messages to help reps adapt to their roles. Although it is not our usual practice to communicate directly with reps, we are making an exception in the case of these mailings, for the first part of the 2020-21 academic year. In particular, these might be welcomed by students’ associations with limited resources and personnel, to give them some ready-to-go comms to their reps.

In addition, look out for the next in our series of briefings for running course rep systems during COVID-19. Our next briefing note theme will be running student-staff meetings, including top tips on running meetings online and capturing up-to-date feedback on COVID. You can see the first in this series, on preparing your course rep system and recruiting reps, which was published in July.

Keep up to date with new items added to our hub

For ease of access, our hub now features a regularly-updated page collating the most recently-added items to the hub, whether events, sparqs' comms, sector briefings or resources.  So please visit that page whenever you want to do a quick check for anything new. 

As noted above, this article is a simple recap of items not featured in other articles within this batch, so if you haven't already read them, please do check out all those other articles, which feature..... an update on our online Course Rep Training, which is now open for bookings for 2020-21; a welcome to our student Associate Trainer team for the coming year, and a reminder of all our forthcoming events! 

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