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 Strategic Planning – looking ahead to 2021...

sparqs Trustee Board is pleased to announce the start of a planning process to develop a strategic plan to guide our work until 2021. Since the launch of its last plan in 2013 sparqs has made great strides in promoting…

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Pledge to take part in the NUS Sustainable Development Goals teach-in during week beginning 19th February!

The NUS Sustainability Department are asking educators across UK universities and colleges to pledge to include the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in their teaching, learning, and assessment during the week of 19th to 23rd February 2018. The SDGs are a set…

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College officers and course reps - help shape the Professional Standards for Lecturers in Scotland’s Colleges!

sparqs is running 2 workshops to enable college student officers and course reps to contribute to CDN’s current review of the existing Professional Standards for Lecturers in Scotland’s Colleges. The events are taking place on Tuesday 27th February in Edinburgh and Tuesday 6th March…

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Student Engagement Framework

Shaping the Professional Standards for Lecturers in Scotland’s Colleges: A Workshop for Student Officers and Course Reps (Aberdeen)

6 Mar 2018

This interactive, workshop-based event is aimed at college student officers and course reps to enable them…

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Shaping the Professional Standards for Lecturers in Scotland’s Colleges: A Workshop for Student Officers and Course Reps (Edinburgh)

27 Feb 2018

This interactive, workshop-based event is aimed at college student officers and course reps to enable them…

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Opportunity to help shape the Professional Standards for lecturers in Scotland's colleges

sparqs is running 2 workshops to enable college student officers and course reps to contribute to CDN’s current review of the existing Professional Standards for Lecturers in Scotland’s Colleges.  The events are taking place on Tuesday 27th February in Edinburgh and Tuesday 6th March…

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Supporting student engagement in Gender Action Plans

In 2016, the Scottish Funding Council published its Gender Action Plan (GAP), setting out ambitious targets for tackling the long-standing problem of gender imbalance within colleges and universities. It stipulates that, by 2030, no individual subject at a Scottish college…

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Pledge to take part in the NUS Sustainable Development Goals teach-in!

An article from our colleagues in the NUS Sustainability Department, asking educators across UK universities and colleges to pledge to include the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in their teaching, learning, and assessment during the week of 19th to 23rd…

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