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.  

Interview with Chase Greenfield, University of St Andrews Students’ Association

In this interview, we talk to Chase Greenfield, Academic Representation Coordinator at the University of St Andrews Students’ Association, where he has worked since August 2021. Previously, he worked in the USA as the Student Engagement Coordinator at Montana State…

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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 2023!  In the year ahead we will continue to provide support to colleges and universities and their students' associations, including enabling effective contribution to…

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Have photos of your learning space? Contribute to the National Student-led Project on Learner Communities

Calling all students! ....the students of the QAA Student-led Project are seeking photos of your learning environment to contribute to their photo exhibition about Scotland’s learner communities. The Student-led Project is part of QAA Scotland’s Enhancement Themes, a core element of Scotland’s…

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Student Engagement Framework

National Education Officers’ Network meeting

9 Mar 2023

The third meeting of our National Education Officers’ Network (NEON) for academic year 2022-23 will take place on…

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Student Engagement Staff Network meeting

2 Mar 2023

This is the third meeting of our Student Engagement Staff Network (SESN) for academic year 2022-23 and continues…

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The year ahead and a recap of our December articles!

Happy new year (slightly belated) from the sparqs team! We look forward to working with you all again during 2023!   In the year ahead we will continue to provide support to colleges and universities and their students' associations, including enabling effective…

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Our next SESN meeting is open to book - 2nd March 2023

Our next Student Engagement Staff Network (SESN) meeting is scheduled to take place on Thursday 2nd March 2023 and is now open to book!  It will take place online via Zoom, from 10.00am until 1.00pm.  See the event booking page for further details and to register to…

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Our next NEON meeting is open to book - 9th March 2023

Our next National Education Officers’ Network (NEON) meeting is scheduled to take place on Thursday 9th March 2023 and is now open to book!  It will take place online via Zoom, from 10.00am until 1.00pm.  See the event booking page for further details and to register to…

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© 2022 student partnerships in quality Scotland (sparqs) is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation. Registration number SC046172.
sparqs is funded by the Scottish Funding Council.