sparqs' News - 2020

Second NEON meeting open to book - 19th February 2020 07 Jan 2020

The second meeting of the new sparqs’ National Education Officers’ Network (NEON) is taking place on Wednesday 19th February 2020, at Fife College's Dunfermline Campus.  The network, launched in November 2019, provides an opportunity for officers with an education remit from colleges and universities… Read More

sparqs' Postgraduate Research Student Engagement Project 07 Jan 2020

sparqs is currently undertaking a project on Postgraduate Research student engagement and representation. PGR students form a significant part of the student profile in universities, but due to the nature of postgraduate study there are often distinct challenges and opportunities… Read More

SPOTLIGHT ON... Edinburgh Napier University's development of the course rep role 07 Jan 2020

This ‘SPOTLIGHT ON’ features a new approach to generating school-specific ideas from course reps about the nature of their role in subject contexts, piloted through a workshop in November 2019 in the university’s School of Art and Creative Industries (SACI). The… Read More

Happy New Year from the sparqs team! 07 Jan 2020

Happy new year from the sparqs team! We're looking forward to a busy 2020, and look forward to working with all our colleagues across the sector and beyond during the coming year.  We're also looking forward to welcoming a new Development Consultant… Read More

SE Staff Network meeting open to book - 5th February 2020 07 Jan 2020

Bookings are now open for the next meeting of the sparqs' Student Engagement Staff Network (SESN) which is taking place on Wednesday 5th February 2020 at Forth Valley College's Falkirk Campus. SESN (previously ARC) has proved to be a valuable forum for staff… Read More

'Talking Student Engagement' Interview with Billy Docherty 07 Jan 2020

In this interview, we talk to Billy Docherty, a student of psychology at The Open University. Although based in Scotland, he is active at a UK level within the Open University Students’ Association – he is a Faculty Association Representative… Read More

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