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.

Interview with Cathy Bovill, The University of Edinburgh

In this interview, we talk to Cathy Bovill, Senior Lecturer in Student Engagement at The University of Edinburgh’s Institute for Academic Development. Previously she worked at the University of Glasgow for nine years. 1. Can you start off by telling us…

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Join QAA's Twitter chat on university feedback on 1st Feb!

... What do you think about the feedback you receive at university? @QAAScotland is hosting a twitter chat on 1st February to hear your views on what makes feedback helpful or unhelpful. This will inform the nation-wide Feedback from Assessment 'Focus On' project and…

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

Registration is still 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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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 ARC Network - February meeting 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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Opportunity to help shape the Professional Standards for lecturers in Scotland's colleges

sparqs will be running two workshops (in February and March) to enable college student officers and course reps to contribute to the current review of the existing Professional Standards for Lecturers in Scotland’s Colleges. This is a really exciting opportunity…

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Supporting student engagement in Gender Action Plans

In 2016, the Scottish Funding Council published its Gender Action Plan (GAP), setting out ambitious targets for tackling the long-standing problem of gender imbalance within colleges and universities. It stipulates that, by 2030, no individual subject at a Scottish college…

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