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.  

Thanks to all those contributing to our national project exploring the Student Learning Experience

sparqs is currently facilitating a series of workshops across Scotland, kindly hosted by institutions, to understand what a good Student Learning Experience means for students currently studying across the country’s colleges and universities.  Many thanks to all those who have…

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Interview with Ellie Gomersall, NUS Scotland

In this interview, we talk to Ellie Gomersall, NUS Scotland’s new President for 2022-23. She took up office in July, and has previously served as President of the University of the West of Scotland Students’ Association, and Co-Convenor of the…

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We are seeking new Trustees!

sparqs is currently looking for people who are committed to what we do and the values we hold, to join our volunteer Board of Trustees to support the governance and strategic development of sparqs. We would love to hear from candidates…

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Student Engagement Framework

National Education Officers’ Network meeting

8 Dec 2022

This is the second meeting of our National Education Officers’ Network (NEON) for academic year 2022-23, and continues…

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Updated SLE resource 2022-23: suggested questions for course reps

We are pleased to launch our updated Student Learning Experience resource ‘suggested questions for course reps’ for the 2022-23 academic year. This resource had been updated in previous years to reflect the pivot to online learning and the changes to…

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Promoting Equity of the SLE: resources published from Enhancement Themes Student-led Project 2021-22

As part of the Enhancement Themes, sparqs and QAA Scotland work in partnership to facilitate the delivery of the Student-led Project (SLP). The SLP is led by a steering group of student officers from across Scotland who choose a sub-topic…

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Celebrating 20 years of Scotland’s enhancement-led approach to quality

The 2022-23 academic year is an important milestone for the Scottish higher education sector as it marks 20 years of the national enhancement-led approach to quality. To celebrate this milestone, QAA Scotland is, on behalf of the sector, hosting an exciting…

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sparqs is funded by the Scottish Funding Council.