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.  

Happy New Year from the sparqs' team!

Happy new year from the sparqs team! We look forward to working with you all again during 2022, which will hopefully be a kinder year for us all, as the sector continues to recover from the impact of the pandemic.…

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Interview with Sandra McLoughlan, New College Lanarkshire

In this interview, we talk to Sandra McLoughlan, Dean for Student Recruitment and Experience at New College Lanarkshire. Sandra was recently appointed to this post, having worked in European funding, student guidance and then latterly recruitment and admissions. 1. Firstly, how…

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sparqs' Coronavirus (COVID-19) information hub

During the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, our dedicated hub has provided 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 sector…

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Student Engagement Framework

National Education Officers’ Network meeting

3 Feb 2022

Join us for the next meeting of sparqs’ National Education Officers’ Network (NEON) on Thursday 3rd…

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Student Engagement Staff Network meeting

27 Jan 2022

This is the first meeting of our Student Engagement Staff Network (SESN) of 2022, taking place…

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Recent news articles

The first articles of 2022 will be published very soon so watch this space!  In the meantime you can read the most recent news articles published at the tail end of 2021.  

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