Scottish Student Conference 2024

Scottish Student Conference 2024

The event is free for QCD students, select SDS staff and CDI members in Scotland. Please note: If you are fully qualified and work for Skills Development Scotland please check with your employer before booking.  

Free to attend
  • Date

    06 Mar 2024
  • Time

    09:30 AM
  • Duration

    6 hour(s)
  • Venue

    Hopin- Online

2024 Programme overview: 

A broad range of expert keynote speakers and workshop presenters explored key topics and issues within the sector. 

Morning Session- Informing and Inspiring your practice
  • 09:45-10.00 Welcome and Conference Information (David Morgan)
  • 10:00-10:45 Keynote 1: Peter Robertson (Napier), Session Chair - Emma Bolger
  • 10:45-11:00 Break
  • 11:00-11:45 Parallel sessions 1

A. UWS Aspire Curriculum - Fiona Gibson and Alex McDonald (UWS) (Session Chair Marjorie McCrory) 

B. Guidance in Groups Project - Susan Meldrum (Napier) (Session Chair Emma Bolger) 

  • 11:45-12:30 Parallel sessions 2 

A. Understanding Articulation Routes - Alison Hillis (UWS) (Session chair Marjorie McCrory) 

B. SCQF Framework – Fiona Garry (SCQF) (Session chair Elsa Olaru) 

  • 12:30-12:45 End of morning session check-in (Elsa Olaru)
  • 12:45-13:30 LUNCH & Networking


Afternoon Session: Emerging Research

  • 13:30-14:00 Keynote 2: Emma Hollywood (SDS PhD Programme) (Session Chair Marjorie McCrory)
  •  14:00-15:00 Parallel Sessions 3 Workshops

A. UWS Masters Research Showcase

 (Session Chair Rosie Alexander) 

  1. - Sarah Allbeson 
  2. - Jillian Bain 
  3. - Gemma Witts 

B. PhD Research Showcase 

(Session Chair Emma Bolger) 

  1. -Marianne Wilson (SDS PhD student)
  2. -Grace McLean Barrett (SDS PhD students)
  3. -Rachel Allen and Laura LeBec (UWS PhD students) 
  • 15:00-15:30 Closing remarks (On theme of ‘Career Development in Scotland’) Marjorie McCrory
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