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 some of our work, view our video which showcases the highlights of our Celebrating Achievement 2017 publication. We hope you find our website informative, but please contact us if we can help in any way.

Book now for 3 events and 'save the date' for future events, including sparqs' 2019 Conference!

Currently open for bookings are our  introductory rollout event on Monitoring Diversity of Course Reps on 26th June 2018, plus our annual That's Quality! 2018 events - Universities on 17th/18th July and Colleges on 8th/9th August. In addition, save the date for the sparqs Conference…

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sparqs' Privacy Policy has been updated

Please note that the sparqs Privacy Policy has been updated in line with the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) now in force within Europe, as of 25th May 2018.  We would encourage anyone who uses our services to read this updated policy,…

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Interview with Meera Sabaratnam, SOAS University of London

In this interview, we talk to Dr Meera Sabaratnam, lecturer and BA Programme Convenor in International Relations at SOAS University of London. She has a strong research interest in colonial and post-colonial relations, statebuilding and development, and has been undertaking…

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Student Engagement Framework

That's Quality! Colleges 2018

8 Aug 2018 - 9 Aug 2018

Following student feedback, as a pilot this year, we are extending our residential training event from…

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That's Quality! Universities 2018

17 Jul 2018 - 18 Jul 2018

The aim of the event is to equip participants with the knowledge and ability to use…

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Save the date! The sparqs Conference is on 28th March 2019

. We are delighted to announce that sparqs will be holding its biennial conference on Thursday 28th March 2019, at Surgeons’ Hall in Edinburgh. . Conference Theme The theme for the conference is ‘Student engagement for all’. It will provide an opportunity to focus…

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sparqs events currently open for bookings + future 'save the dates'

Just a reminder that we currently have three events open for bookings, as advertised in our last news articles.  There are still places on all three events, so please sign up now if you're planning to attend.  In addition, please save the dates for our…

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‘Student Engagement in your institutional GAP’ - Launch of sparqs’ benchmarking and development tool

sparqs is delighted to launch a new Benchmarking and Development tool to support colleges and universities across Scotland to improve student engagement in the design and delivery of their Gender Action Plans (GAPs). Student engagement in GAPs puts the student voice…

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