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.

sparqs' Coronavirus (COVID-19) information hub

During the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, our dedicated hub provides 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 colleagues. Our…

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Report on successful student engagement and partnership during COVID-19

In April 2021 we will be publishing a report celebrating the work staff and students have done across our sector to build effective partnerships at this time of change and uncertainty. We are seeking case studies of practice from institutions, students’…

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Interview with Kevin Sinclair, University of the Highlands and Islands

In this interview, we talk to Kevin Sinclair, Student Engagement Manager at the University of the Highlands and Islands. His role involves activities related to engagement, student development and widening access. Prior to joining the university, he had a number…

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Student Engagement Framework

Student Engagement Staff Network meeting

15 Apr 2021

Our Student Engagement Staff Network continues its series of monthly, half-day events. Our agenda is still in development, and…

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National Education Officers’ Network meeting

18 Mar 2021

Join us for the next sparqs’ National Education Officers’ Network (NEON) meeting on Thursday 18th March.  NEON was set…

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sparqs' team news

An update on some recent and forthcoming staff team news.... At the end of February we were very sad to say farewell to two member of our staff team, Hannah Clarke and Denise McCaig.  Hannah has been with sparqs since June 2014…

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Your case studies for our major report celebrating partnership during the pandemic

What successful partnership have you and colleagues developed during the COVID-19 pandemic? sparqs is planning a report to highlight and celebrate the successes of engagement and partnership across Scotland in this challenging academic year. We are seeking your examples for this…

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Updated education officer induction resource for colleges and their students’ associations

Our guide to developing an education officer induction in colleges has been updated for the 2020-21 year and aims to provide support for the effective engagement of the students’ association education officer, Vice-President (Education) or equivalent. It is specific to colleges,…

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