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.

Happy New Year from the sparqs team!

Happy new year from the sparqs team! We look forward to working with you all again during what will most certainly be a busy 2021! If you contacted us over the festive season we'll get back to you ASAP, if…

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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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Interview with Dr Luke Millard, Abertay University

In this interview, we talk to Dr Luke Millard, Dean of Teaching and Learning at Abertay University. He began this role in July 2020, and previously worked at Birmingham City University where he led activities that focused on academic staff…

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Student Engagement Framework

Student Engagement Staff Network meeting

9 Feb 2021

Our Student Engagement Staff Network will have its first meeting of 2021 on Tuesday 9th February,…

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National Education Officers’ Network meeting

21 Jan 2021

Join us for the first sparqs’ National Education Officers’ Network (NEON) of 2021. NEON was set…

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Happy New Year from the sparqs team!

Happy new year from the sparqs team! We look forward to working with you all again during what will most certainly be a busy 2021!  As a sector, we have much to be proud of in terms of our response to…

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Our national events on the impact of COVID on the SLE are open to book!

We are pleased to announce that bookings are now open for our series of 5 national events to gather the views of 5 student cohorts on the impact of COVID on their Student Learning Experience. Taking place in late January and…

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Our SESN meeting on 9th February 2021 is open to book!

Our Student Engagement Staff Network will have its first meeting of 2021 on Tuesday 9th February from 10.00am until 1.00pm.  Following consultation with network members, this meeting will be the first in our new format of monthly, half-day events. The network is aimed at staff…

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