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.

Interview with Mark Huxham, Edinburgh Napier University

In this interview we speak to Mark Huxham, Director of Academic Strategy and Professor of Teaching and Research in Environmental Biology at Edinburgh Napier University. 1.  You’ve been at Edinburgh Napier University for eighteen years, originally teaching biology but most recently ...

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Development Advisor vacancy - closing date 25th Nov 2014

We are currently recruiting for a Development Advisor to join the sparqs team! Closing date for applications is Tuesday 25th November 2014 at 9.00am.  For full details of the post please see our Recruitment Page, which contains the job description and application form. Please share this information with anyone you ...

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Developing Post Graduate Taught Student Engagement Event - 17th December 2014

Can you help us develop resources to support PGT student engagement? sparqs is holding a consultation event on Wednesday 17th December 2014 to explore what PGT engagement could look like and what resources are needed to support it. This full day event is ...

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Partnerships for Change
Student Engagement Framework

Developing Post Graduate Taught Student Engagement

17 Dec 2014

This full day event is aimed at taught Masters students and education officers. The day is ...

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College Student Leadership and forthcoming Student Board Member Training – 31st October 2014

Attended by 36 student officers from across 15 colleges, sparqs and NUS Scotland recently held the annual “College Student Leadership” event to support college student officers develop and enhance their skills and knowledge to become leaders. It was a successful ...

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sparqs Enhancement Themes Event - 28th October 2014

This event was aimed at student officers who have Enhancement Themes as part of their role and students’ association staff. It was a chance to learn more about the new Theme (Student Transitions), discuss ideas and create plans for collaborative projects around the ...

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Course Rep Training Success!

As we gear up for another bumper year of Course Rep Training it's worth reflecting on last year's achievements. Due to the success of our Institutional Associate Trainer (IAT) scheme, the number of students trained rose from 3,305 the previous ...

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