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.

sparqs 2019 Conference - Student Engagement Awards nominations are still open!

#sparqs19 is taking place on Thursday 28th March 2019 at Surgeons' Hall in Edinburgh and the theme for the conference is ‘Student Engagement for All’. The conference call for proposals is now closed, but nominations for the sparqs Student Engagement Awards are still open!. Call for…

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Interview with Dr Lucy Mercer-Mapstone, The University of Edinburgh

In this interview, we talk to Dr Lucy Mercer-Mapstone, a Research Fellow at The University of Edinburgh’s Institute for Academic Development. She is on a six month fellowship from Australia, having worked previously at the University of Queensland. 1.  Could you…

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Register now for the next ARC Network meeting on 27th November 2018

Bookings are still open for the first ARC Network meeting of 2018-19, taking place on Tuesday 27th November at Edinburgh Napier Students' Association.  The Academic Representation Co-ordinators’ network is sparqs’ professional forum for staff in roles relating to the support of…

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Student Engagement Framework

Academic Representation Co-ordinators' Network Meeting

27 Nov 2018

Our first Academic Representation Co-ordinators’ network meeting of the 2018-19 academic year will focus strongly on…

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Open for registration – Academic Rep Co-ordinators’ network meeting on Tuesday 27th November 2018

The first 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…

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Nominations are still open for the 2019 sparqs Student Engagement Awards!

A reminder that nominations are still open for the third sparqs Student Engagement Awards!  The deadline for submissions is Friday 23rd November 2018. . The Awards will take place at the end of our conference on Thursday 28th March 2019 in Edinburgh.  We are inviting students’ associations and…

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'Talking Student Engagement' Interview with Stewart Kirkland

In this interview, we talk to Stewart Kirkland, one of sparqs’ new Associate Trainers for 2018-19. After a 13-year career in the Royal Air Force he went on to hold a variety of positions with the police in Scotland. “Retiring”…

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