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 provides 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 sector colleagues. Our…

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Interview with Megan Doherty, University of Dundee graduate and former DUSA officer

In this interview, we talk to Megan Doherty, former Student Voice Support Officer at Dundee University Students’ Association and graduate of Politics and International Relations at the University of Dundee. She has been involved in Y7, the official youth engagement…

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Student Engagement Awards and Celebrating Success Report 2021

Congratulations to all of our Student Engagement Award-winners and thanks to everyone who joined us on 22nd June for the Awards ceremony, which also included the launch of our report celebrating successful partnerships across the sector during 2020-21!  The report…

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Student Engagement Framework

Student Engagement Staff Network meeting

7 Dec 2021

This is the third meeting of our Student Engagement Staff Network (SESN) for the 2021-22 year, and the last…

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Student Engagement Staff Network meeting

4 Nov 2021

This is the second meeting of our Student Engagement Staff Network (SESN) for the 2021-22 year, as part of…

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sparqs' 2021-22 Course Rep Training is open for bookings!

Bookings are now open for institutions to request sparqs' 2021-22 Course Rep Training ....for delivery from week beginning Monday 20th September 2021 onwards. As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, this year's training is continuing in an online format, and…

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Meet our Associate Trainer team for 2021-22

We are delighted to introduce our excellent team of student Associate Trainers (ATs) for the coming academic year. The team includes eight newly-recruited trainers and six returners from previous years, including one trainer who is returning for her fifth year…

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SESN on 14th September 2021 is open to book!

Bookings are open for the next meeting of our Student Engagement Staff Network, taking place online on Tuesday 14th September 2021 from 10.00am until 1.00pm.  The network is aimed at staff in universities and colleges with student engagement and academic representation development roles. Our agenda for the…

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