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.

Closing date for applications: 9am on Monday 4th May 2015

Will you be a student during 2015-16? Do you have experience as a course rep? Would you like to earn some income?  ....apply to be a sparqs Associate Trainer!   Apply to join our team of students to deliver training to course reps in institutions ...

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Register now for our National Conference on 29th May 2015

Good practice in student partnerships  #sparqs15 Registration is now open for the sparqs National Conference 2015, taking place on Friday 29th May 2015 at the Edinburgh Conference Centre, Heriot-Watt University. The conference theme is student partnerships and we have received a large ...

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Interview with Amy Hamilton, Borders College

In this interview we talk to Amy Hamilton, Students’ Association Development Officer at Borders College.  Amy took up her post at the college in 2014, after many years in the retail and hospitality sectors and a stint teaching in primary schools. 1. ...

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Partnerships for Change
Student Engagement Framework

Course Rep Training Co-ordinators’ Network meeting

27 Apr 2015

This network meeting is aimed at those staff or student officers in universities and colleges (or ...

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sparqs is recruiting for Associate Trainers!

A fantastic opportunity for students..... Will you be a student during 2015-16? Do you have experience as a course rep? Would you like to earn some income?  ....apply to be a sparqs Associate Trainer!   Apply to join our team of students to deliver training to ...

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Embedding E&D in the Curriculum event – involving students in curriculum design – 15th April 2015

sparqs, the Higher Education Academy in Scotland (HEA) and NUS Scotland co-hosted an event on Wednesday 15th April 2015, to explore how students can be involved in designing and developing an inclusive curriculum. This event was aimed at university students, student officers ...

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Registration is open for our National Conference on 29th May 2015

Good practice in student partnerships  #sparqs15 Registration is now open for the sparqs National Conference 2015, taking place on Friday 29th May 2015 at the Edinburgh Conference Centre, Heriot-Watt University. The conference theme is student partnerships and we have received a large ...

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