Welcome to the website of sparqs (student partnerships in quality Scotland). 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.

Register now to attend #sparqs17 on 23rd March

Registration is still open for the sparqs Conference!  The conference is taking place on Thursday 23rd March 2017, at Surgeons' Hall in Edinburgh, aimed at students, managers and practitioners in colleges, universities and other post-16 providers, from within Scotland and beyond.  We invite you…

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Interview with Dougie Smith, City of Glasgow College Students' Association

In this interview we talk to Dougie Smith, Students’ Association Liaison Officer at City of Glasgow College. After squeezing out as much time as a university student as possible (eight years), he taught History and Modern Studies in secondary schools,…

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sparqs 2017 Student Engagement Awards

Nominations are now closed for the second sparqs Student Engagement Awards, taking place at our Conference on 23rd March 2017 in Edinburgh.   Judging is now underway, with the kind help of colleagues from both the college and university sectors and sector agencies.  The shortlisted awards will be announced soon!  The…

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Student Engagement Framework

sparqs Conference: Celebrating the impact of the student voice on quality enhancement

23 Mar 2017

Before clicking "Book Now" please read all of the following information to choose which sessions you would…

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Registration is open for the sparqs Conference! #sparqs17

We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the sparqs Conference!  The conference is taking place on Thursday 23rd March 2017, at Surgeons' Hall in Edinburgh, aimed at students, managers and practitioners in colleges, universities and other post-16 providers,…

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Student engagement and the Teaching Excellence Framework

On 26th January 2017, universities across Scotland had to apply to the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) if they wanted to opt into this year’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF 2). Institutions who decide to do so must prepare…

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Developments in Institution-led Review for universities

On Thursday 19th January 2017, the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) Scotland launched a new ‘Focus On’ project on Institution-led Review (ILR), which has presented sparqs with an opportunity to promote our practice guide on engaging students in Institution-Led Review (published…

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