Welcome to the website of sparqs (student partnerships in quality Scotland). Funded by the Scottish Funding Council, 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.  

Our recruitment for 2024-25 Associate Trainers is now open!

sparqs' 2024-25 Associate Trainer recruitment is open for applications - deadline 9.00am, Monday 20th May 2024!  Calling all student reps! Do you have experience as a course/apprentice or other representative role? Will you be a student or apprentice during 2024-25? ....if so, and you would…

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Understanding the art of blending - publication of a new report

We are pleased to announce the publication of a pioneering report on designing and delivering an effective and inclusive digital/blended learning offering in Scotland’s colleges and universities, the result of a joint ‘Tertiary Enhancement Topic’ project, instigated by the SFC and…

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Interview with Ellie Garraway and Jon Down, Grit: Breakthrough Programmes

In this interview, we talk to Ellie Garraway and Jon Down, CEO and Director of Development respectively, at Grit: Breakthrough Programmes, a UK charity working across many levels of education to promote belonging, ownership and engagement in learning. Ellie has worked…

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Student Engagement Framework

Planning for the year ahead

8 May 2024

sparqs’ Joint Advisory Group (JAG) will meet on 8th May 2024 with the National Education Officers’…

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sparqs is recruiting student Associate Trainers for 2024-25

sparqs' 2024-25 Associate Trainer recruitment is open for applications - deadline 9.00am, Monday 20th May 2024!  Calling all student reps! Do you have experience as a course/apprentice or other representative role? Will you be a student or apprentice during 2024-25? ....if so, and you…

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Course Rep Training – your plans for 2024-25

This article is a prompt for Course Rep Training Organisers (Representation Co-ordinators and those with similar remits in colleges and universities across Scotland) to consider your plans for delivering Course Rep Training (CRT) during 2024-25, if you haven’t already done…

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Planning for the year ahead: a combined meeting of JAG, NEON and SESN

Following previous successful combined events, sparqs’ three stakeholder forums will gather again in May for a joint meeting to explore sparqs' future work.  On Wednesday 8th May 2024 sparqs’ Joint Advisory Group (JAG), National Education Officers’ Network (NEON) and Student Engagement Staff Network (SESN) and members of our…

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sparqs is funded by the Scottish Funding Council.