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Union and University shortlisted for engagement award

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The University and the Student Union have been shortlisted for an award by Student Partnerships in Quality Scotland (SPARQS)

The University and the university’s Student Union is shortlisted for its RATE programme in the “University Impact” category which according to SPARQS  recognises “an initiative delivered by a students association in partnership with their institution” which has made the student experience better.

The University faces competition from University of Edinburgh student Association and the Glasgow School of Art Student Association who are also shortlisted in the category.

Commenting on the Rate Awards VP Education Daniel Wright told Brig that the RATE awards were setup to ‘recognise excellent quality teaching’ and enable students to highlight ‘areas of good practice within their learning experience’

Wright described the recognition of the awards by SPARQS as a ‘huge achievement’ and something that ‘every student and staff member here at Stirling can be proud of’.

This years conference is in Edinburgh which students from Scottish institutions can go to for free and will feature various different activities including presentations from both academics and student associations of different institutions.

SPARQS  allows students to play a key role in developing and defining their learning experience by offering training to student and student  representatives so they can feel empowered to make positive changes at the institution where they study.

SPARQS has many different award categories such as “University impact” other categories include “shaping the curriculum”, “college impact,” and “engaging diversely.”

Nominations for the RATE awards are still open and will remain so until the end of March, so students can continue  to nominate and show support for the dedication and guidance given by faculties and staff.

You can follow the event on social media using the #sparqs19

more information about the SPARQS conference is available at:

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credit: Stirling Student Union
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