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.

sparqs National Conference - change of date!

Please note that we have had to change the date of the sparqs National Conference, which will now be held on Thursday 23rd March 2017 (a day earlier than originally advertised).  Apologies for any inconvenience caused.....please make sure you have the correct…

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Interview with Cat O'Driscoll, National Student Engagement Programme, Ireland

In this interview we talk to Cat O’Driscoll, Co-ordinator of the new pilot National Student Engagement Programme in Ireland. She has a wide experience of student representation at university, Irish and European levels. We met up with her at our…

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Our recruitment application process is now closed

Our recruitment application process is now closed, as of 12noon, Monday 19th September 2016.  Information on each post is still available until the recruitment process is complete.  Only successful applicants will be contacted. We promote a working environment that provides equality of opportunity…

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Partnerships for Change
Student Engagement Framework
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sparqs Course Rep Training is open for bookings

Bookings are now open for sparqs Course Rep Training during 2016-17 ....for delivery from the first week in October onwards. All the information you need is on our main CRT webpage.  Please read the booking guide before arranging your sessions and requesting dates. Please note that the process…

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Successful That’s Quality events!

Over the summer we held our annual induction events for college and university student officers. The focus of both events was how to use quality to enhance students’ learning and teaching experience. That’s Quality Universities took place on 12th and 13th…

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Different approaches to self-evaluation for college students' associations

Over the past 18 months, NUS Scotland has been supporting college students’ associations to evaluate themselves next to the Framework for the Development of Strong and Effective College Students’ Associations in Scotland.  Along with the publication of the Framework last…

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