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.

Season's Greetings

Please note that the sparqs office is now closed until Monday 5th January.  Festive greetings..... and best wishes for the new year from all at sparqs.    If you need to get in touch, you can contact us via the website or leave a message ...

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sparqs Conference - 24th April 2015

We are pleased to announce that we will be holding a sparqs conference on Friday 24th April 2015.  The theme will be partnerships and there will be a range of more specific sub-themes – including co-creation of the curriculum, international perspectives on student ...

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The Future of Quality Conversation event - 21st January 2015

sparqs and NUS Scotland are holding a half-day event on Wednesday 21st January 2015 to explore the future of quality in Scotland’s universities. It will equip participants with the critical thinking skills and creativity to be able to draft a consultation ...

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Partnerships for Change
Student Engagement Framework

The Future of Quality Conversation

21 Jan 2015

This half-day event is relevant for university Student Presidents, student officers with an education remit and ...

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Quality Enhancement Framework Review - Universities

The university quality arrangements in Scotland, with student engagement right at the centre, are halfway through a four-year cycle and therefore the process of reviewing these arrangements for implementation in two years’ time is getting underway. There will be a joint ...

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Course Rep Training materials now available in Gaelic

sparqs’ Introductory Course Rep Training materials have recently been translated into the Gaelic language. The materials – including the workbook and PowerPoint slides used in our introductory course rep training – were translated with support from the Scottish Funding Council’s strategic ...

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SPOTLIGHT ON.... International engagement on L&T at Heriot-Watt University

The Student Union at Heriot-Watt University has recognised the global nature of its activities by substantially enhancing the student voice for all their students. They now have a fully representative structure across all of their campuses – the UK (Edinburgh ...

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