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 what we do, view our video and our Strategic Plan for 2019-22. We hope you find our website informative, but please contact us if we can help in any way.

sparqs' Coronavirus (COVID-19) information hub

During the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, our dedicated hub provides information about sparqs' refocused work plans, our forthcoming online events and support, as well as signposts to other relevant comms and resources which we feel may be of use to sector colleagues. Our…

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Student Engagement Awards and Celebrating Success Report 2021

Congratulations to all of our Student Engagement Award-winners and thanks to everyone who joined us on 22nd June for the Awards ceremony, which also included the launch of our report celebrating successful partnerships across the sector during 2020-21!  The report…

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Interview with Heloisa Fyfe, Edinburgh Napier Students' Association

In this interview, we talk to Heloisa Fyfe, Vice-President (Representation and Volunteers) at Edinburgh Napier Students’ Association (ENSA). Previously, she was a Festival and Event Management student and a Programme Rep at Edinburgh Napier University. 1. Can you tell us about…

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Student Engagement Framework

That’s Quality! Colleges 2021

9 Aug 2021 - 10 Aug 2021

The aim of That's Quality! Colleges is to equip participants with the knowledge and ability to be…

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Save the dates for the next SESN and NEON meetings!

We've now set dates for our next series of staff and officer network meetings, SESN and NEON respectively, taking us up until the end of 2021, so please hold them in diaries if relevant!  Both networks are continuing to run more…

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Updated SLE resource: suggested questions for course reps

We are pleased to launch our updated resource, Suggested questions for course reps: COVID-19 edition (2021-22), designed to help course reps gather crucial student feedback during the ongoing health crisis. As we come to the beginning of a new academic…

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Student Engagement Awards and Celebrating Success Report 2021

Congratulations to all of our Student Engagement Award-winners and thanks to everyone who joined us on 22nd June for the Awards ceremony, which also included the launch of our report Celebrating Successful Partnerships in 2020-21. The report features many of the…

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