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 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.

sparqs' Coronavirus (COVID-19) information hub

During the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, our dedicated hub will provide information about sparqs' refocused work plans, our forthcoming online events and support, as well as signposts to other relevant comms and resources which we feel may be of use to…

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Please note that sparqs is closed from 6th-17th April

Please note that sparqs is closed from 6th-17th April inclusive, to allow for an Easter leave period for the staff team. We will reopen on Monday 20th April. If you have any urgent queries during this period, please contact Eve Lewis, Director…

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Our 2020-21 Associate Trainer recruitment is still open!

sparqs 2020-21 Associate Trainer recruitment is still open for applications - deadline 12noon, Friday 15th May 2020! .Calling all course reps and apprentice reps! Do you have experience as a course rep or apprentice rep? Will you be a student or apprentice during…

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Student Engagement Framework

National Education Officers’ Network meeting

7 May 2020

Join us for the third meeting of sparqs’ National Education Officers’ Network (NEON), which will take…

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Student Engagement Staff Network

5 May 2020

The next meeting of our Student Engagement Staff Network will take place by video-conference. Our agenda will…

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sparqs' COVID-19 information hub

As we all find ourselves having to rapidly transform our working practices in the face of the COVID-19 crisis, sparqs has developed a COVID-19 information hub as a dedicated space to provide updates about our refocused work plans, our forthcoming online…

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Our refocused work plans in the light of COVID-19

On 31st March, we circulated a letter to all of our stakeholders, outlining how sparqs intends to support students and staff to work in partnership to safeguard the student experience during the COVID-19 pandemic. While the letter is accessible on our…

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sparqs' Easter shutdown: 6th-17th April

Please note that sparqs is closed from 6th-17th April inclusive, to allow for an Easter leave period for the staff team and to avoid carrying significant amounts of leave into the new academic year, which will inevitably be a challenging…

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