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.

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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That's Quality! training - 23rd September 2014

Registration is now open for our annual event for university student officers and students’ association staff on Tuesday 23rd September.  It will equip participants with the knowledge and tools to engage with the quality enhancement agenda, looking at why quality matters to ...

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Partnerships for Change
Student Engagement Framework

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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New Articulation Project with ELRAH

sparqs has embarked on new project with ELRAH (Edinburgh, Lothians, Fife and Borders Regional Articulation Hub) to increase student engagement in articulation (the pathway that allows students to progress from an HNC or HND directly into the 2nd or 3rd ...

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Engaging Students in Co-Creating Curricula that Embed Equality and Diversity

Engaging Students in Co-Creating Curriculum that Embed Equality and Diversity A key aspect of embedding equality and diversity in the curriculum is the engagement of students in their own curriculum creation. How though, can we do this in practice? What are ...

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SPOTLIGHT ON.... Developing CRT at Perth College UHI

The sparqs Resource Library now contains four new submissions from Perth College UHI relating to the course rep experience, and we’re delighted to highlight them here. Over a number of years, Perth College UHI has reflected on its course rep system ...

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