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.

sparqs 2019 Conference - Student Engagement Awards nominations are still open!

#sparqs19 is taking place on Thursday 28th March 2019 at Surgeons' Hall in Edinburgh and the theme for the conference is ‘Student Engagement for All’. The conference call for proposals is now closed, but nominations for the sparqs Student Engagement Awards are still open!. Call for…

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Interview with Stewart Kirkland, sparqs Associate Trainer and student at Edinburgh Napier University

In this interview, we talk to Stewart Kirkland, one of sparqs’ new Associate Trainers for 2018-19. After a 13-year career in the Royal Air Force he went on to hold a variety of positions with the police in Scotland. “Retiring”…

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sparqs 2018-19 Course Rep Training is open for bookings!

Bookings are now open for sparqs Course Rep Training during 2018-19 ....for delivery from week beginning Monday 17th September 2018 onwards.  All the information you need is on our main CRT webpage.  Please read the booking guide before arranging your sessions and requesting dates.  We have a range of Course Rep Training…

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Student Engagement Framework

Academic Representation Co-ordinators' Network Meeting

27 Nov 2018

Our first Academic Representation Co-ordinators’ network meeting of the 2018-19 academic year will focus strongly on…

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Making HGIOC work for you and your students

5 Nov 2018

We are inviting student officers and SA staff to attend this HGIOC (How good is our college?)…

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Making HGIOC work for you and your students - sparqs event on 5th November 2018 is open!

We are pleased to announce that bookings are now open for our 'How good is our college?' (HGIOC) event - Making HGIOC work for you and your students, taking place on Monday 5th November 2018 at CDN in Stirling.   Following our That’s Quality! training with college officers…

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Open for registration – Academic Rep Co-ordinators’ network meeting on Tuesday 27th November 2018

The first of 2018-19’s Academic Representation Co-ordinators' (ARC) Network meetings is now open for registrations! The Academic Representation Co-ordinators’ network is sparqs’ professional forum for staff in roles relating to the support of academic representation and student engagement in quality. Under the banner…

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sparqs Conference 2019 - our call for proposals has been extended for a further week until Friday 12th October!

We are pleased to announce that the call for proposals for our 2019 conference has been extended for a further week, and the deadline for submissions is now Friday 12th October 2018!  #sparqs19 is taking place on Thursday 28th March 2019 at Surgeons' Hall in…

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