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.

Registration is open for the sparqs 2019 conference!

We are delighted to announce that registration is now open for the sparqs' conference ~ Student Engagement for All ~ taking place on Thursday 28th March 2019 at Surgeons' Hall in Edinburgh.  #sparqs19 The conference is aimed at students, managers and practitioners in colleges, universities and…

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sparqs Student Engagement Awards deadline extended until Friday 11th January 2019!

Nominations for the sparqs Student Engagement Awards are still open.... the deadline has been extended until Friday 11th January 2019!. #sparqs19 is taking place on Thursday 28th March 2019 at Surgeons' Hall in Edinburgh and the theme for the conference is ‘Student Engagement for…

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Interview with Ignas Gaižiūnas, student at Vilnius University in Lithuania

In this interview, we talk to Ignas Gaižiūnas, student at Vilnius University (VU) in Lithuania. He is studying an MSc in Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics, and has held various representative posts in Vilnius University Students’ representation (VU SA). He also…

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Student Engagement Framework

sparqs Conference: Student Engagement for All

28 Mar 2019

Registration is now open for the sparqs' conference ~ Student Engagement for All ~ taking place…

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Nominations are still open for the 2019 sparqs Student Engagement Awards!

A reminder that nominations are still open for the third sparqs Student Engagement Awards!  The deadline for submissions has been extended until Friday 11th January 2019! . The Awards will take place at the end of our conference on Thursday 28th March 2019 in Edinburgh.  We are inviting…

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'Talking Student Engagement' Interview with Stewart Kirkland

In this interview, we talk to Stewart Kirkland, one of sparqs’ new Associate Trainers for 2018-19. After a 13-year career in the Royal Air Force he went on to hold a variety of positions with the police in Scotland. “Retiring”…

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Open for registration – Academic Rep Co-ordinators’ network meeting on Tuesday 27th November 2018

The first of 2018-19’s Academic Representation Co-ordinators' (ARC) Network meetings 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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