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. For an overview of some of our work, view our video which showcases the highlights of our Celebrating Achievement 2017 publication. We hope you find our website informative, but please contact us if we can help in any way.

If you're coming to #sparqs19 - please register by Friday 22nd February!

If you've still to register for the sparqs' conference, please book by Friday 22nd February! Student Engagement for All is taking place on Thursday 28th March 2019 at Surgeons' Hall in Edinburgh.  #sparqs19 The conference is aimed at students, managers and practitioners in colleges, universities and other…

Read More...

sparqs' 2019 Student Engagement Awards shortlists announcement

We are delighted to announce the shortlists for the 2019 sparqs Student Engagement Awards for the four institutional/SA categories. Thank you to everyone who took the time to make submissions, they were of a very high standard and it was a tough decision for panel…

Read More...

Interview with Tom Lowe, University of Winchester and the RAISE Network

In this interview, we talk to Tom Lowe, who is the Centre for Student Engagement Manager at the University of Winchester and Secretary for the international network RAISE (Researching, Advancing and Inspiring Student Engagement). Tom’s area of focus is the practicalities…

Read More...
Student Engagement Framework

sparqs Conference: Student Engagement for All

28 Mar 2019

Registration is now open for the sparqs' conference ~ Student Engagement for All ~ taking place…

Read more...

Academic Representation Co-ordinators' Network Meeting

20 Feb 2019

Our second Academic Representation Co-ordinators’ network meeting of the 2018-19 academic year has a packed and…

Read more...

sparqs' 2019 Student Engagement Awards shortlists announced!

Awards Shortlists announcement! We are delighted to announce the shortlists for the 2019 sparqs Student Engagement Awards for the four institutional/SA categories. Thank you to everyone who took the time to make submissions, they were of a very high standard and it was a tough…

Read More...

Course Rep of the Year Awards are still open + #sparqs19 registration!

Course Rep of the Year awards are still open! .The awards for 'Course Rep of the Year' are currently still open until Friday 8th February so please get your nominations in if you'd like to see an outstanding rep recognised!   Nominations are invited for…

Read More...

Open for registration – Academic Rep Co-ordinators’ Network meeting on 20th February 2019!

The second of 2018-19’s Academic Representation Co-ordinators' (ARC) Network meetings is now open for registrations! The Academic Representation Co-ordinators’ network is sparqs’ professional forum for staff in roles relating to the support of academic representation and student engagement in quality. Under the banner…

Read More...

© 2016 student partnerships in quality scotland (sparqs) is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation. Registration number SC046172