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.

Interview with Kat Bateson, Highlands and Islands Students' Association

In this interview we talk to Kat Bateson, a Student Engagement Assistant with the Highlands and Islands Students’ Association, the students’ association of the University of the Highlands and Islands. She is a former student officer of Inverness College UHI…

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Save the dates for our 2017-18 Academic Rep Co-ordinators' network meetings

We are delighted to announce the dates for the forthcoming meetings of our Academic Representation Co-ordinators’ (ARC) network. Our ARC network brings together academic representation and student engagement staff from universities, colleges and students’ associations across Scotland to learn, share and…

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Bookings are open for sparqs Course Rep Training 2017-18

We are pleased to announce that bookings are now open for sparqs Course Rep Training during academic year 2017-18....for delivery from week beginning 11th September 2017 onwards.  While a number of institutions deliver their Introductory CRT via their own IAT schemes or other in-house systems, our wider…

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sparqs Course Rep Training is open for bookings!

Bookings are now open for sparqs Course Rep Training during 2017-18 ....for delivery from week beginning 11th September 2017 onwards.  This year's materials also include the newly-developed training for taught postgraduate reps. All the information you need is on our main CRT webpage.  Please read…

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SPOTLIGHT ON.... New College Lanarkshire's 'Be Engaged' Programme

This ‘Spotlight On” features the “Be Engaged” programme created by the Students’ Association and the Learner Engagement Team at New College Lanarkshire, designed to increase the engagement of students in a wide range of activities outside the classroom and provide…

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'Talking Student Engagement' Interview with Raziya Isayeva

In this interview we talk to Raziya Isayeva, Development Director at Khazar University in Baku, Azerbaijan. Besides this role she teaches management and is studying a PhD in Educational Leadership, and has been involved in European conversations around strengthening student…

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