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 some of our work, view our video which showcases the highlights of our Celebrating Achievement 2017 publication. We hope you find our website informative, but please contact us if we can help in any way.

Book now for our Monitoring Diversity of Course Reps rollout + our annual That's Quality 2018 events!

Currently open for bookings are our  introductory rollout event on Monitoring Diversity of Course Reps on 26th June 2018, plus our annual That's Quality! 2018 events - Universities on 17th/18th July and Colleges on 8th/9th August. . Register now...   Monitoring the Diversity of Course Reps: Introductory rollout…

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Interview with Matt Adie, University of Stirling Students' Union

In this interview, we talk to Matt Adie, Vice-President (Education) at the University of Stirling Students’ Union and Student Theme Lead for the current QAA Enhancement Theme “Evidence for Enhancement: Improving the Student Experience”. Matt is currently in his final…

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sparqs 2018-19 Associate Trainer recruitment is now closed

As of 12noon on Monday 8th May 2018, our current recruitment campaign for Associate Trainers is now closed.  The recruitment pages are still currently available for reference only, until the recruitment process is complete. Calling all course reps and apprentices!  Do you…

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Student Engagement Framework

That's Quality! Colleges 2018

8 Aug 2018 - 9 Aug 2018

Following student feedback, as a pilot this year, we are extending our residential training event from…

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That's Quality! Universities 2018

17 Jul 2018 - 18 Jul 2018

The aim of the event is to equip participants with the knowledge and ability to use…

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That's Quality! 2018 - both events are now open for bookings!

We are pleased to announce that both of our annual That's Quality! induction events are now open for bookings!  The event for universities takes place on 17th & 18th July in Stirling and the event for colleges takes place on 8th & 9th August in Dundee. …

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Monitoring the Diversity of Course Reps: Introductory rollout event - 26th June 2018

sparqs is holding an event on the afternoon of Tuesday 26th June 2018 to roll out our highly successful project on monitoring the diversity of course reps. During the pilot in 2017/18, we worked with four institutions and we are now working in partnership with Advance…

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SPOTLIGHT ON.... Student Engagement with learning for sustainability at Dumfries and Galloway College

This ‘Spotlight On’ features work that is underway at Dumfries and Galloway College to address student engagement with learning for sustainability, both within the curriculum, and across the wider college campus. The project was originally presented at the November 2017…

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