11 Jan 2021

Our national events on the impact of COVID on the SLE are open to book!

We are pleased to announce that bookings are now open for our series of 5 national events to gather the views of 5 student cohorts on the impact of COVID on their Student Learning Experience.

Taking place in late January and early February 2021, the events are seeking feedback from a range of students as follows:

  • Postgraduate Research students: Wednesday 27th January, 3.00–4.30pm
    At this event we are looking to speak to students currently undertaking a postgraduate research degree. This includes those studying doctoral degrees (e.g. PhD, MD, various Professional Doctorates) and those studying research master’s degrees (e.g. MPhil and MRes).
    - see the event booking link to register to attend. 
  • Students with parental/caring responsibilities: Thursday 28th January, 1.00-2.30pm
    At this event we are looking to speak with any students who have children under the age of 18 and/or students who have unpaid caring responsibilities for a family member, partner or friend. We’re looking for students studying at college or university, on any course and on any level of qualification.
    - see the event booking link to register to attend. 
  • Apprentices and work-based learners: Monday 1st February, 2.00-3.30pm and 6.00–7.30pm
    At this event we are looking to speak to students on work-based learning courses. This includes students on foundation apprenticeships, modern apprenticeships and graduate apprenticeships in any job or profession. We are also looking to speak to students on other work-based learning courses, including social work and teacher training.
    - See the event booking links below to register to attend:
    2pm workshop booking link
    6pm workshop booking link
  • Medical and healthcare students: Wednesday 3rd February, 6.00–7.30pm
    At this event we are looking to speak to students studying any medical or healthcare course, including (but not limited to) Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Pharmacy, Nutrition & Dietetics, Midwifery and Clinical Psychology. We’re looking for students studying at college or university, at any year of study and across any level of healthcare qualification.
    - see the event booking link to register to attend. 
  • Students studying National 5s, Highers and Advanced Highers at college: Thursday 4th February, 4.30-6.00pm
    At this event we are looking to speak with any students studying National 5s, Highers or Advanced Highers at college. This includes students who are studying at college part of the week alongside studying at school, as well as adult returners to education.
    - see the event booking link to register to attend. 
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The events will take the form of interactive workshops, facilitating semi-structured group discussion and giving students the opportunity to share their stories and experiences. The workshops will provide the basis for a series of summary reports and recommendations for future projects and initiatives, to ensure that these cohorts are supported most effectively as the impact of COVID continues.

They will be an opportunity for students to share their stories and influence the creation of new projects and initiatives at a national level. Students’ contributions will also ensure that we capture and understand the impact of COVID upon all students, however and wherever they learn.

The events hashtag, for use on Twitter, will be #sparqsC19SLE
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Please advertise this opportunity to students

We would be grateful if students’ associations, officers, course reps and institutions could help advertise these events to the 5 cohorts of students and share them on social media.  If you have contact with students in any of the cohorts listed (or know someone who does), please share this opportunity with relevant students. Many thanks!

Queries

For further information, or if you have any queries regarding the events, please contact Megan Brown, Development Consultant – megan.brown@sparqs.ac.uk

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