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 2021 celebration: 22nd June

Thank you to everyone who took the time to make submissions to our Student Engagement Awards for 2021! In what would normally be a year for our internationally renowned biennial conference, the challenges for student engagement and the importance of partnership are…

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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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That’s Quality! Universities 2021

12 Jul 2021 - 13 Jul 2021

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

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sparqs' Student Engagement Awards: join us for the results on 22nd June!

Nominations have closed for the sparqs' Student Engagement Awards 2021, a process that has seen over fifty submissions across our six categories. Shortlisting is now underway, and the high quality and diversity of the submissions means it’s a tough job for…

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New toolkit for education officer “outduction”

We are delighted to launch a new resource: “Developing the future careers of students’ association education officers - An Outduction Toolkit”, in conjunction with College Development Network, Advance HE and NUS Charity. Each year, education officers leave their posts with an incredible…

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Launch of new staff development toolkit on student engagement

We are delighted to announce the publication of sparqs’ new toolkit for staff development. Titled “Exploring student engagement with academic staff”, the toolkit builds on, and updates, our past staff development materials to reflect the changing learning experience of this…

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