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.

Education Scotland are recruiting for Student Team Members - closing date: Wednesday 30th April

A great opportunity for current and previous college learners to earn some income and gain review experience while studying! If interested, get your application in now.....closing date is Wednesday 30th April. Education Scotland carries out around 12 college reviews a year and the Student Team ...

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sparqs in New Zealand

The international reputation of sparqs continues to grow throughout 2014. Following on from our involvement in recent European project conferences in Armenia and Kosovo, this week two of our staff head to New Zealand for a busy programme of conference ...

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Closing date for applications: Monday 28th April, 9am!

Will you be a student during 2014-15? Do you have experience as a course rep? Would you like to earn some income?  ....apply to be a sparqs Associate Trainer! We are still recruiting for our team of students to deliver training to ...

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Partnerships for Change
Student Engagement Framework

Students’ Association Staff Network: 2nd Meeting

3 Jun 2014

This event is aimed at students’ association staff, and staff whose role involves supporting the students’ ...

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College Students’ Association: Charitable Status and Trustee Boards

1 May 2014

Charitable status, and the establishment of trustee boards, offers a number of opportunities to students’ associations, ...

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Launch of ELIR Cycle 3 Guidance

In the past month, sparqs has published its ELIR Cycle 3 Guidance. This guidance goes through each year of ELIR and each activity that could happen, making students’ associations aware of the big picture of ELIR rather than only focusing ...

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Upcoming Partnerships for Change Events and Projects

There are lots of PfC opportunities coming up, including….. a Student Board Members Development webinar; a Trustee Board and Charitable Status meeting; the newly established SA Staff Peer Development Network; a National PfC Conference; plus two projects focused on resources – ...

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sparqs Course Rep Training update

Over the year so far sparqs Associate Trainers have delivered nearly 100 sessions of Introductory Course Rep Training to 19 institutions, training almost 1000 course reps. 93% of participants found the training valuable and 98% would recommend it to others. We ...

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