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 will provide 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…

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Interview with Matt Crilly, NUS Scotland President

In this interview, we talk to Matt Crilly, the new President of NUS Scotland for 2020-21. A student of History at the University of Strathclyde, Matt went from being a class rep, to a faculty rep and finally to President…

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sparqs' online Introductory Course Rep Training for 2020-21 is open to book!

Bookings are now open for sparqs Course Rep Training during 2020-21 ....for delivery from week beginning Monday 14th September 2020 onwards. As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, this year's training has been developed in an online format, and is…

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Student Engagement Framework

National Education Officers’ Network meeting

7 Oct 2020

Join us for the first meeting of sparqs’ National Education Officers’ Network (NEON) of the 2020/21…

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Student Engagement Staff Network informal catch-up

1 Oct 2020

Our Student Engagement Staff Network (SESN) will have a short meeting on Thursday 1st October, by Zoom,…

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October's NEON is open to book, plus save the November date!

Bookings are now open for the next meeting of our National Education Officers' Network (NEON) on Wednesday 7th October 2020, from 10.00am until 1.00pm. NEON is designed to be a space for officers to network and work on issues together in a…

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SESN on 1st October is still open to book, and save the next date!

The next meeting of our Student Engagement Staff Network (SESN)  is still open to book, on Thursday 1st October 2020, from 3.00pm until 4.30pm. The network usually meets three times each academic year.  However, in the meantime, and throughout the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, we…

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Do you need support with Course Rep Training?

If you are still working out how to deliver training to your reps this year, please don’t hesitate to get in touch if sparqs can be of any help, even if you don’t usually use our training under normal circumstances. Our…

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