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 2019 Conference - call for proposals and Student Engagement Awards nominations are open!

The conference call for proposals and nominations for the sparqs Student Engagement Awards are both currently open! #sparqs19 is taking place on Thursday 28th March 2019 at Surgeons' Hall in Edinburgh and the theme for the conference is ‘Student Engagement for All’.. Call for proposals Proposals are…

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Interview with William Hasty, QAA Scotland

In this interview, we talk to William Hasty, Quality and Enhancement Specialist with QAA Scotland. He started the role in March 2018, prior to which he was Learning Enhancement Officer at the Open University in Scotland. Previously he worked with…

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sparqs 2018-19 Course Rep Training is open for bookings!

Bookings are now open for sparqs Course Rep Training during 2018-19 ....for delivery from week beginning Monday 17th September 2018 onwards.  All the information you need is on our main CRT webpage.  Please read the booking guide before arranging your sessions and requesting dates.  We have a range of Course Rep Training…

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Nominations are open for the 2019 sparqs Student Engagement Awards!

We are delighted to announce that nominations are now open for the third sparqs Student Engagement Awards! . The Awards will take place at the end of our conference on Thursday 28th March 2019 in Edinburgh.  We are inviting students’ associations and institutions across Scotland to…

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That's Quality! 2018 events roundup

Over the summer we held our annual induction events for college and university student officers. The focus of both events was how to use quality to enhance students’ learning and teaching experience. It was fantastic to meet so many enthusiastic…

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Making HGIOC work for you and your students. - Monday 5th November 2018

Following our That’s Quality! training with college officers in August, we will be running an event on Monday 5th November 2018 at Airthrey Castle in Stirling. The event is designed to help officers consolidate their knowledge and use the quality…

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