NStEP are delighted to share details for the next National Student Engagement Network event. Each NStEP network event for staff and student reps provides a chance to consider some of the big topics in student engagement. The focus on this network event is wellbeing and belonging, through the lens of student engagement. 

The National Student Engagement Network – supported by the NStEP partners in the HEA, QQI, and USI – brings together student representatives and staff from across roles and remits in our participating institutions. It provides a chance to share practice, discuss challenges, learn new student engagement ideas, and shape the direction of NStEP itself.

The next Network event takes place in RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences .  Thank you to the teams at RCSI  for their support in organising this exciting opportunity to bring students and staff from across the Irish higher education sector together again.

Event details

Date: 29th November

Location: RCSI, St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2.

Time: 10am – 3pm

This event will focus on how authentic student engagement can enhance student wellbeing and belonging. Attendees will hear updates from our Student Engagement, Wellbeing and Belonging project as well as other speakers who will explore the theme through the lens of student engagement in quality assurance and enhancement, student representation and staff-student projects.

A full list of speakers and the event programme is available below.

Registration is now open on Eventbrite for student representatives and staff from our 25 participating institutions, listed here.

Key Note Speaker

We are delighted to announce our keynote speaker, Megan Brown.

Megan Brown is a Development Consultant at sparqs (Student Partnerships in Quality Scotland), Scotland’s national agency for student engagement in colleges and universities. Her main area of work is supporting students to engage in national policy developments in learning, teaching and quality, most recently leading the development of sparqs’ new Student Learning Experience model. Megan also oversees sparqs’ equality, diversity and inclusion work.

Recently, sparqs redeveloped their Student Learning Experience (SLE) pinwheel. This SLE is now being used as part of institutional reviews as part of quality assurance practices. In Megan’s keynote, she will address what the consultation process of this redevelopment project was like with both staff and students and explore possible avenues an SLE can be used when it comes to using student engagement to enhance student wellbeing and belonging.


Registration is via Eventbrite and is for staff and students at participating institutions only. Spaces are limited. If you are uncertain about the status of your institution in NStEP’s network, please get in touch.

Those who may be interested in attending could include students, student reps, staff who teach and those who support teaching and learning, quality officers, senior management and leadership across HEI governance, staff in support services, and those who work on national policy. If you are an NStEP key contact for your institution, please share this information among your peers and colleagues who may be interested.

Please direct all queries to nstep@usi.ie