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 is closed for the bank-holiday weekend

Please note that the sparqs office is closed for the bank holidays on Friday 19th April and Monday 22nd April 2019. If you need to get in touch, you can contact us via the website or leave a message on our office number -…

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Thank you to everyone who attended the sparqs' conference!

.A huge thank you to everyone who attended and contributed to the sparqs' Conference on Thursday 28th March 2019, at Surgeons' Hall in Edinburgh!  The day was a great success, with a fantastic turnout of around 200 delegates from Scotland and all over the…

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Congratulations to all our 2019 Award winners and runners-up!

We were delighted to hold the third sparqs' Student Engagement Awards at the end of our conference on Thursday 28th March 2019! In a fantastic end to the day, the Awards recognised and celebrated good practice across Scottish colleges and universities.  Congratulations to all the Award…

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Student Engagement Framework

Academic Representation Co-ordinators' Network Meeting

7 May 2019

Our third Academic Representation Co-ordinators’ network meeting of the 2018-19 academic year will feature, among other…

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#sparqs19 Conference and Awards round-up!

.A big thank you to everyone who attended and presented at the sparqs’ 2019 conference and together contributed to making it such a resounding success! We were delighted to welcome around 200 delegates from Scotland, the rest of the UK,…

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Welcome to our new Chair and the launch of our new Strategic Plan

At the sparqs’ conference on 28th March 2019, we were delighted to formally welcome Sir Andrew Cubie into his new role as Chair of the sparqs’ Trustee Board. Sir Andrew succeeds Professor Norman Sharp OBE, to whom we bid a…

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Open for registration – Academic Rep Co-ordinators’ Network meeting on 7th May 2019!

The third Academic Representation Co-ordinators' (ARC) Network meeting of 2018-19 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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