Latest sparqs Headlines - 2021

sparqs' Coronavirus (COVID-19) information hub 01 May 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. Our… Read More

Student Engagement Awards 2021 celebration: 22nd June 30 Apr 2021

Thank you to everyone who took the time to make submissions to our Student Engagement Awards for 2021! In what would normally be a year for our internationally renowned biennial conference, the challenges for student engagement and the importance of partnership are… Read More

Interview with Heloisa Fyfe, Edinburgh Napier Students' Association 28 Apr 2021

In this interview, we talk to Heloisa Fyfe, Vice-President (Representation and Volunteers) at Edinburgh Napier Students’ Association (ENSA). Previously, she was a Festival and Event Management student and a Programme Rep at Edinburgh Napier University. 1. Can you tell us about… Read More

sparqs is recruiting student Associate Trainers for 2021-22 30 Mar 2021

sparqs 2021-22 Associate Trainer recruitment is open for applications - deadline 9.00am, Monday 17th May 2021! .Calling all course reps and apprentice reps! Do you have experience as a course rep or apprentice rep? Will you be a student or apprentice during 2021-22? If so,… 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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That’s Quality! Colleges 2021

9 Aug 2021 - 10 Aug 2021

The aim of That's Quality! Colleges is to equip participants with the knowledge and ability to be…


That’s Quality! Universities 2021

12 Jul 2021 - 13 Jul 2021

The aim of That's Quality! Universities is to equip participants with the knowledge and ability to…