Latest sparqs Headlines - 2021

Please note that sparqs will be closed from 1st-9th April 29 Mar 2021

Please note that sparqs will be closed from 1st-9th April inclusive, to allow for an Easter leave period for the staff team. We will reopen on Monday 12th April. While the office is closed, you can leave a message via the website or leave… Read More

sparqs' Coronavirus (COVID-19) information hub 29 Mar 2021

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. Please… Read More

Interview with Charlie Reis, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China 28 Mar 2021

In this interview, we talk to Charlie Reis, Director of the Educational Development Unit at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XTJLU) in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China and founder of CAPED, the China-based Association for Partnership in Educational Development. He has been living… Read More

Interview with Kevin Sinclair, University of the Highlands and Islands 22 Feb 2021

In this interview, we talk to Kevin Sinclair, Student Engagement Manager at the University of the Highlands and Islands. His role involves activities related to engagement, student development and widening access. Prior to joining the university, he had a number… Read More

Report on successful student engagement and partnership during COVID-19 21 Feb 2021

In April 2021 we will be publishing a report celebrating the work staff and students have done across our sector to build effective partnerships at this time of change and uncertainty. We are seeking case studies of practice from institutions, students’… Read More

sparqs' online Introductory Course Rep Training for 2020-21 is still open to book! 26 Jan 2021

Bookings are still open for sparqs Course Rep Training during 2020-21. As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, this year's training has been developed in an online format, and is in two parts. The first is a self-study online module,… Read More

Interview with Ruth Ní Bheoláin, Hibernia College, Dublin 25 Jan 2021

In this interview, we talk to Ruth Ní Bheoláin, Quality Assurance Officer at Hibernia College in Dublin, Ireland. Ruth is an experienced Quality Assurance and Enhancement professional with broad experience in higher education. She chairs the Higher Education Colleges Association’s… Read More

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Student Engagement Staff Network meeting

15 Apr 2021

Our Student Engagement Staff Network continues its series of monthly, half-day events. View the Agenda for further details of…