Latest sparqs Headlines - 2019

sparqs is closed for the bank-holiday weekend 18 Apr 2019

Please note that the sparqs office is closed for the bank holidays on Friday 19th April and Monday 22nd April 2019. If you need to get in touch, you can contact us via the website or leave a message on our office number -… Read More

Thank you to everyone who attended the sparqs' conference! 29 Mar 2019

.A huge thank you to everyone who attended and contributed to the sparqs' Conference on Thursday 28th March 2019, at Surgeons' Hall in Edinburgh!  The day was a great success, with a fantastic turnout of around 200 delegates from Scotland and all over the… Read More

Congratulations to all our 2019 Award winners and runners-up! 29 Mar 2019

We were delighted to hold the third sparqs' Student Engagement Awards at the end of our conference on Thursday 28th March 2019! In a fantastic end to the day, the Awards recognised and celebrated good practice across Scottish colleges and universities.  Congratulations to all the Award… Read More

Interview with Mark Charters, Glasgow School of Art 25 Mar 2019

In this interview, we talk to Mark Charters, Academic Development Coordinator at Glasgow School of Art. He studied at the University of Stirling, where he was also Vice-President (Education & Engagement) with the students’ association and then Representation and Student… Read More

Sir Andrew Cubie appointed new Chair of sparqs 19 Mar 2019

We are delighted to announce that Sir Andrew Cubie has been appointed as our new Chair of the Board. He will formally take up post at the sparqs’ conference, taking place at Surgeons’ Hall in Edinburgh on Thursday 28th March… Read More

Interview with Megan Brown, Edinburgh University Students' Association 28 Feb 2019

In this interview, we talk to Megan Brown, Academic Engagement Co-ordinator at Edinburgh University Students’ Association (EUSA). Alongside her role at EUSA, Megan sits on QAA's Student Advisory Committee and sparqs' University Advisory Group. 1. Tell us a bit about your… Read More

sparqs' 2019 Student Engagement Awards shortlists! 19 Feb 2019

We are delighted to announce the full list of awards shortlists for the 3rd sparqs' Student Engagement Awards! View the full list of awards shortlists to see who is in the running in all the awards categories!  Congratulations to all those shortlisted, and… Read More

Interview with Tom Lowe, University of Winchester and the RAISE Network 24 Jan 2019

In this interview, we talk to Tom Lowe, who is the Centre for Student Engagement Manager at the University of Winchester and Secretary for the international network RAISE (Researching, Advancing and Inspiring Student Engagement). Tom’s area of focus is the practicalities… Read More

Our February ARC Network meeting is open for registration! 08 Jan 2019

The second of 2018-19’s Academic Representation Co-ordinators' (ARC) Network meetings is now open for registrations! The Academic Representation Co-ordinators’ network is sparqs’ professional forum for staff in roles relating to the support of academic representation and student engagement in quality. Under the banner… Read More

sparqs Student Engagement Awards - Course Rep of the Year awards are now open! 07 Jan 2019

Nominations are currently open for our 'Course Rep of the Year' awards from both colleges and universities within Scotland . Nominations are invited for students who have been reps during 2017-18 and/or 2018-19. There are awards for both the college sector and… Read More

Happy New Year from the sparqs team! 03 Jan 2019

Happy new year from the sparqs team! We're looking forward to a busy 2019, and look forward to working with all our colleagues across the sector and beyond during the coming year. . sparqs' Conference We have an exciting year ahead, with the next… Read More

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Academic Representation Co-ordinators' Network Meeting

7 May 2019

Our third Academic Representation Co-ordinators’ network meeting of the 2018-19 academic year will feature, among other…