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 will provide 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…

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Interview with Professor Tim Whalley, University of Stirling

Our series of Talking Student Engagement interviews has always been a great way to share practice and talk about the great work going on across the sector to support and develop student engagement. In light of the current situation, we…

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Forthcoming sparqs' events

A reminder about our events coming up, all of which have been refocused in the light of the COVID-19 crisis. Please save the dates and/or sign-up to attend..... . 13th & 14th August - That’s Quality! Colleges Our annual 2-day quality induction event for college…

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Student Engagement Framework

National Education Officers’ Network - university officers' catch-up

20 Aug 2020

Our National Education Officers’ Network will have a short, online meeting by Zoom on Thursday 20th…

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That's Quality! Colleges 2020

13 Aug 2020 - 14 Aug 2020

The aim of the event is to equip participants with the knowledge and ability to be…

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New sparqs' resource: Preparing your course rep systems and recruiting your reps during COVID-19

We are pleased to launch the first in a series of briefing notes designed to support students’ associations and institutions in devising and executing rep systems that can operate in the changing COVID-19 environment, including how they can operate online.…

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How are you going to train your course reps for 2020-21?

How to train course reps for the coming year is one of the questions that has occupied the mind of students’ association officers and staff since the COVID-19 lockdown began. At sparqs, we have been working on a set of…

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Forthcoming sparqs' events

A reminder about our events coming up, all of which have been refocused in the light of the COVID-19 crisis. Please save the dates and/or sign-up to attend..... If signing up for That's Quality! Universities, please register ASAP, in order that you…

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