Welcome to the website of student participation in quality Scotland (sparqs). We are a publicly-funded agency for Scotland's university and college sectors which aims to support student engagement in the quality of the learning experience. We hope you find our website informative, but please contact us if we can help in any way.

Last few days to register for That's Quality!

Please sign up now if you're planning to attend our annual quality event for university student officers and students’ association staff taking place on Tuesday 23rd September.  It will equip participants with the knowledge and tools to engage with the quality enhancement agenda, looking at ...

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Scotland's Colleges - Fit for the Future

At the FE Strategic Forum on 20th August 2014, Michael Russell MSP, the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, announced that NUS Scotland and sparqs will receive £300,000 over the next two years from the Scottish Funding Council to support ...

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Interview with Ondrej Hajda

The second interview in our new series of interviews with student engagement practitioners, is with Ondrej Hajda, Director of Representation at the University of St Andrews Students’ Association for academic year 2014-15. 1: You’ve just taken up office as Director of Representation at the University ...

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Partnerships for Change
Student Engagement Framework

Students’ Association Staff Network: 3rd Meeting

1 Oct 2014

This event is aimed at students’ association staff, and staff whose role involves supporting the students’ ...

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That's Quality!

23 Sep 2014

This event is aimed at university student officers and students’ association staff. It will equip participants ...

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College Students' Associations Conference and the Future of National Support

With College Students’ Associations: Realising Our Potential, our second national event, the Partnerships for Change project finishes with a bang! But this is not the end of students’ associations’ journeys – or our national support. At the FE Strategic Forum ...

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That's Quality event - 23rd September 2014

sparqs is pleased to announce that this year’s That’s Quality! event will take place on Tuesday 23rd September 2014 at Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel. That’s Quality! is a one-day induction to the enhancement agenda for university student officers with an education ...

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New Enhancement Theme: Student Transitions

During Summer 2014 sparqs has been visiting students’ associations to talk to student officers on how they can use the Theme to support their campaigns and work over the year in regards to learning and teaching. The feedback so far has ...

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