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.

Interview with Dale Whelehan, Trinity College Dublin

In this interview we talk to Dale Whelehan, Education Officer and Deputy President for 2016/17 at Trinity College Dublin Students' Union in Ireland. Outside his sabbatical year he is a student of physiotherapy, and this past year was involved in…

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Bookings are open for sparqs Course Rep Training 2017-18

We are pleased to announce that bookings are now open for sparqs Course Rep Training during academic year 2017-18....for delivery from week beginning 11th September 2017 onwards.  While a number of institutions deliver their Introductory CRT via their own IAT schemes or other in-house systems, our wider…

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We are currently recruiting a Development Consultant (1 year maternity cover) - closing date 21st August 2017!

We are currently looking for a committed and dynamic individual to join our staff team as a Development Consultant on a fixed term basis (1 year maternity cover). The closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 21st August 2017. For full information on the post and application details,…

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Student Engagement Framework

That's Quality! Colleges 2017

9 Aug 2017

Audience:  This training event is aimed at college student officers and students’ association staff. It will provide…

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sparqs Course Rep Training is open for bookings!

Bookings are now open for sparqs Course Rep Training during 2017-18 ....for delivery from week beginning 11th September 2017 onwards.  This year's materials also include the newly-developed training for taught postgraduate reps. All the information you need is on our main CRT webpage.  Please read…

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sparqs is recruiting!

We are currently recruiting a Development Consultant to join the staff team  (1 year maternity cover) We are seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated person to join the team on a fixed term basis, to deliver a range of activities including training, consultancy support, and…

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SPOTLIGHT ON.... New College Lanarkshire's 'Be Engaged' Programme

This ‘Spotlight On” features the “Be Engaged” programme created by the Students’ Association and the Learner Engagement Team at New College Lanarkshire, designed to increase the engagement of students in a wide range of activities outside the classroom and provide…

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