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.  

Book now for That's Quality! 2024

Our annual That's Quality! programme for student officers and students’ association staff is open for bookings! The 2024 event is split into three parts: The first part of That’s Quality! is a half-day, sector-specific online event. The second part will be an online self-study module,…

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Interview with Professor Alastair Robertson, Glasgow Caledonian University

In this interview, we talk to Professor Alastair Robertson, Director of the Graduate School at Glasgow Caledonian University. He was until recently Pro Vice Chancellor for Learning and Teaching at GCU and has 30 years’ experience working in the HE…

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Tertiary Quality Enhancement Framework (TQEF) briefing webpage for students, officers and SA staff

sparqs has been working closely with the Scottish Funding Council on the Tertiary Quality Project and the co-creation of Scotland’s Tertiary Quality Enhancement Framework (TQEF), which is the new approach to quality assurance and enhancement for Scotland’s colleges and universities. To…

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Student Engagement Framework

That's Quality! Colleges

15 Jul 2024

This event is a three-part package, as detailed below. ~ Part 1:  half-day college online event - Monday…

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That's Quality! Universities

15 Jul 2024

This event is a three-part package, as detailed below. ~ Part 1:  half-day university online event - Monday…

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Book now for our That's Quality! 2024 event!

We are pleased to announce that our annual That's Quality! programme for student officers and students’ association staff is now open for bookings! The 2024 event is split into three parts: The first part of That’s Quality! is a half-day, sector-specific online…

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Some prompts for planning for the year ahead!

A few prompts and reminders which might be helpful to students' associations and institutions around this time of year, some of which we’ve already flagged in recent articles….  Course Rep Training planning As noted in our April news article about CRT planning,…

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sparqs' online and blended learning reflective questions resource

sparqs is pleased to launch a new online and blended learning reflective questions resource, developed as part of the Tertiary Enhancement Topic project. Based on the recently re-designed Student Learning Experience model, it consists of a set of reflective questions…

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© 2024 student partnerships in quality Scotland (sparqs) is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation. Registration number SC046172.
sparqs is funded by the Scottish Funding Council.