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.

sparqs Conference - call for proposals and SE Awards deadline!

Not long to go until the deadline for conference proposals and submissions for the Student Engagement Awards!  We look forward to receiving your proposals and submissions by Monday 9th March, 10am!  More details on both below...... Call for Proposals The call for proposals ...

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Interview with Hannele Keränen, Lapland University of Applied Sciences, Finland

In this interview we talk to Hannele Keränen, Quality Manager at the Lapland University of Applied Sciences (UAS) in Finland. Hannele has worked since 1995 in the Finnish higher education sector, and has been involved in institutional reviews both in Finland ...

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Events currently open for bookings.....

We currently have three events open for registrations..... Engaging Apprentices on 25th March 2015, Student Engagement Survey Training on 31st March 2015 and the first in a series of CRT Co-ordinators' Network meetings on 27th April 2015. The individual event pages contain full details about each ...

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Partnerships for Change
Student Engagement Framework

Course Rep Training Co-ordinators’ Network meeting

27 Apr 2015

This network meeting is aimed at those staff or student officers in universities and colleges (or ...

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Student Engagement Survey Training

31 Mar 2015

This half-day event is aimed at college officers and students' association staff and will provide valuable information ...

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Engaging Apprentices Event - 25th March 2015

sparqs and NUS Scotland are co-hosting an event to explore how apprentices can be better engaged in college quality and representation systems.  The event is aimed at apprentices, college staff and students associations’ working with apprentices. The nature of apprentice education ...

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College Student Surveys Event – 31st March 2015

April 2015 marks a first for Scotland’s college sector. Thirteen colleges are participating in a trial run of a survey that it is hoped will eventually go Scotland-wide. This is the first time the college sector has asked the same ...

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Course Rep Training Co-ordinators' Network Meeting - 27th April 2015

This event is the first of a new series of three network meetings per year, which will allow practitioners to share good practice, develop ideas for their own training, and inform sparqs’ work in this area. It is aimed at those staff or student officers in ...

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