Latest sparqs Headlines - 2020

Interview with Dr Luke Millard, Abertay University 30 Nov 2020

In this interview, we talk to Dr Luke Millard, Dean of Teaching and Learning at Abertay University. He began this role in July 2020, and previously worked at Birmingham City University where he led activities that focused on academic staff… Read More

Interview with Ian McCartney, Perth College UHI 08 Oct 2020

In this interview, we talk to Ian McCartney, Clerk to the Board of Management at Perth College UHI – a role which he started in summer 2019. Ian comes from a students’ associations background, having spent over twenty years in… Read More

Interview with Matt Crilly, NUS Scotland President 10 Sep 2020

In this interview, we talk to Matt Crilly, the new President of NUS Scotland for 2020-21. A student of History at the University of Strathclyde, Matt went from being a class rep, to a faculty rep and finally to President… Read More

Join our online SESN informal catch-up on 1st October 16 Aug 2020

Our Student Engagement Staff Network (SESN) usually meets three times each academic year.  However, in the meantime, and throughout the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, we are organising more frequent, informal catch-ups via Zoom, in order for network members to keep in… 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..... . Thursday 20th August - NEON catch-up for university officers While NEON meetings are usually for… 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

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National Education Officers' Network meeting

21 Mar 2024

This meeting of sparqs’ National Education Officers’ Network (NEON) continues our series of meetings for academic year 2023-24. …


Student Engagement Staff Network meeting

19 Mar 2024

This meeting of our Student Engagement Staff Network (SESN) for academic year 2023-24 continues our series of half-day events for…