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. We hope you find our website informative, but please contact us if we can help in any way.

ARC Network meeting on 20th February is open for bookings!

Registration is now open for our next Academic Representation Co-ordinators’ network meeting, taking place on Tuesday 20th February 2018 at Dundee University Students' Association.  The meeting will include substantial sessions on key developments in the two sectors (HGIOC for colleges and ELIR for universities), including involvement of the…

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15th Enhancement Themes Conference - 7th June 2018

Save the date and submit your proposals for QAA Scotland's 15th Enhancement Conference - Evaluation, Evidence and Enhancement: inspiring staff and students.  The conference is taking place on Thursday 7th June 2018, at Glasgow Caledonian Univeristy.   The conference will showcases activity…

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Interview with Josh Gall, North East Scotland College Students' Association

In this interview, we talk to Josh Gall, Regional President of the Students’ Association at North East Scotland College. He is in his second sabbatical year, having served a year as Depute President. Previously he studied Social Sciences at the…

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Student Engagement Framework

Academic Representation Co-ordinators' Network Meeting

20 Feb 2018

Our second Academic Representation Co-ordinators’ network meeting of the 2017-18 academic year will include substantial sessions…

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sparqs team news!

We are delighted to announce the appointment of a new sparqs Development Consultant, Steph Kirkham, who joined the sparqs team on Monday 20th November 2017. Steph will be with us for the coming year, providing maternity cover while both Stef…

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Consultation on the future of the UK Quality Code – open until Wednesday 13th December 2017

The UK-wide Standing Committee for Quality Assessment (UKSCQA) which oversees the aspects of the quality arrangements which are shared across the UK, has recently launched a consultation to review the UK Quality Code. In 2012 the UK Quality Code was developed…

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Monitoring the Diversity of Course Reps

sparqs is currently working with four institutions – Edinburgh University, Fife College, SRUC and the University of the West of Scotland – on a pilot project to monitor the diversity of course representatives. Establishing the diversity of course reps across Scottish…

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