Latest sparqs Headlines - 2020

sparqs' Coronavirus (COVID-19) information hub 13 Jul 2020

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… Read More

Interview with Professor Tim Whalley, University of Stirling 29 Jun 2020

Our series of Talking Student Engagement interviews has always been a great way to share practice and talk about the great work going on across the sector to support and develop student engagement. In light of the current situation, we… Read More

Forthcoming sparqs' events 28 Jun 2020

A reminder about our events coming up, all of which have been refocused in the light of the COVID-19 crisis. Please save the dates and/or sign-up to attend..... . 13th & 14th August - That’s Quality! Colleges Our annual 2-day quality induction event for college… Read More

Our That's Quality! 2020 events are open to book! 28 May 2020

We are pleased to announce that our That's Quality! summer induction events for college and university student officers (and staff who support them) are now open for registrations.  Both events will be taking place online, and while they are taking place… Read More

Join our online, informal SESN and NEON catch-ups 25 May 2020

Our officer and staff networks (NEON and SESN) usually meet three times each academic year.  However, in the meantime, and throughout the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, we will also be organising more frequent, informal catch-ups, in order for us to keep… Read More

Our 2020-21 Associate Trainer recruitment is now closed 09 Mar 2020

Our 2020-21 Associate Trainer recruitment is now closed, as of 12noon on Friday 15th May 2020.  The recruitment page will remain on the website until the recruitment process is complete.  .Calling all course reps and apprentice reps! Do you have experience as a… Read More

Interview with Katie Dubarry (SRUCSA) and James Bamkin (SRUC) 29 Jan 2020

In this interview, we talk to Katie Dubarry, Vice-President of Scotland’s Rural College Students’ Association (SRUCSA) and James Bamkin, Students’ Association Development Officer at SRUC. Katie is one of SRUCSA’s two sabbatical officers, and previously studied agriculture. James’s role involves… Read More

sparqs' Staff and Education Officer networks 28 Jan 2020

Our most recent network events both took place in February and the materials from both meetings are now on the website.  Read more about the networks on our NEON webpage and SESN webpage.  See the event pages for the materials from both meetings.... Student… Read More

Volunteer to join the SAAS Student Representative group! 28 Jan 2020

Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) are looking for student volunteers to form a Student Representative group. This group’s purpose will be to allow SAAS to consult with students for feedback before releasing new products. This will allow students to view and… Read More

Happy New Year from the sparqs team! 06 Jan 2020

Happy new year from the sparqs team! We're looking forward to a busy 2020, and look forward to working with all our colleagues across the sector and beyond during the coming year.  We're also looking forward to welcoming a new Development Consultant… Read More

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National Education Officers’ Network - university officers' catch-up

20 Aug 2020

Our National Education Officers’ Network will have a short, online meeting by Zoom on Thursday 20th…


That's Quality! Colleges 2020

13 Aug 2020 - 14 Aug 2020

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