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. Access our COVID-19 information hub for details of our provision during the pandemic.  

Interview with Conor Naughton, Nottingham Trent University

In this interview, we talk to Conor Naughton, Educational Developer at Nottingham Trent University (NTU), a post he started in June 2022, where he specialises in student engagement, transition, and course design. Before that, he served two terms as President…

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sparqs' 2022-23 Course Rep Training is open for bookings!

Bookings are now open for Course Rep Training during 2022-23 ....for delivery from week beginning Monday 19th September 2022 onwards. All the information you need is on our main CRT webpage. Please read the booking guidance before arranging your sessions and requesting dates.. CRT delivered by…

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2022-23 SESN and NEON dates - book now for the first events!

We are pleased to publish the 2022-23 dates for our staff and officer networks (SESN and NEON), which will be a mix of in-person and online events.  The first meetings of both are taking place in person, followed by two…

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Student Engagement Framework

National Education Officers’ Network meeting

6 Oct 2022

This is the first meeting of our National Education Officers’ Network (NEON) for academic year 2022-23, which will…

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That's Quality! 2022 roundup

That’s Quality! is our annual induction event for new university and college student officers and those who support them. The events are designed to help new officers engage in quality processes at the institutional and national level. To retain the benefits…

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A roundup from our 2022 residential event for Course Rep Trainers

The AT/IAT residential has returned! sparqs recently delivered its comprehensive training event for 2022-23 course rep trainers. Back as an in-person event for the first time since 2019, staff and trainees were pleased to gather at the beautiful University of Stirling…

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SPOTLIGHT ON... Edinburgh University's Students as Change Agents programme

This ‘SPOTLIGHT ON’ features the Students as Change Agents (SACHA) programme run by the University of Edinburgh. A skills development project open to students from across the university, participants are presented with complex challenges set by external organisations, and are…

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