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 Dr Luke Millard, Abertay University

In this interview, we talk to Dr Luke Millard, Dean of Teaching and Learning at Abertay University. He began this role in July 2020, and previously worked at Birmingham City University where he led activities that focused on academic staff…

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sparqs' online Introductory Course Rep Training for 2020-21 is still open to book!

Bookings are still open for sparqs Course Rep Training during 2020-21. As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, this year's training has been developed in an online format, and is in two parts. The first is a self-study online module,…

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Student Engagement Framework

Student Engagement Staff Network informal catch-up

15 Dec 2020

Our Student Engagement Staff Network will have its last meeting of 2020 on Tuesday 15th December…

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Update on sparqs' workplans

sparqs’ new workplans, running from October 2020 to March 2021, are designed to build on the early successes across the sector in supporting student rep systems to ensure students are central to shaping the sector’s response to the pandemic. Thanks to…

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Our SESN informal catch-up on 15th December 2020 is open to book!

Our Student Engagement Staff Network will have its last meeting of 2020 on Tuesday 15th December from 3.00pm until 4.30pm.  This short pre-Christmas gathering will reflect on the past term, look ahead to the new year’s challenges and opportunities, and allow informal chat…

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New sparqs resource: course rep briefing on assessment

As a result of COVID-19 and the move to blended learning, many institutions have changed the way that they assess students; from removal of exams completely and replacement with summative assessment, to changes in practical demonstrations and the introduction of…

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