Latest sparqs Headlines - 2023

Interview with Kevin McStravock, QAA 23 Mar 2023

In this interview, we talk to Kevin McStravock, who is Lead Policy Officer (Devolved Nations and Europe) with the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). A graduate of Ulster University (UU), he has held various roles in the sector,… Read More

We are recruiting student Associate Trainers for 2023-24 22 Mar 2023

sparqs 2023-24 Associate Trainer recruitment is open for applications - deadline for applications is Wednesday 3rd May 2023 at 9.00am. Calling all student reps! Do you have experience as a course/apprentice or other representative role? Will you be a student or apprentice during… Read More

Have photos of your learning space? Contribute to the National Student-led Project on Learner Communities 24 Feb 2023

Calling all students! ....the students of the QAA Student-led Project are seeking photos of your learning environment to contribute to their photo exhibition about Scotland’s learner communities. There's still time to submit your photos before the deadline of Friday 31st March!  The… Read More

Interview with John O'Hara, New College Lanarkshire 23 Feb 2023

In this interview, we talk to John O’Hara, Senior Learner Engagement Officer at New College Lanarkshire (NCL). John’s college life began as a hairdressing student at Coatbridge College, studying HNC Hairdressing and HND Make up Artistry, then completing his studies… Read More

Welcome to our new Trustees! 21 Feb 2023

We are delighted to introduce four new members to the sparqs’ Trustee Board, Beate Treml, Emilia Todorova, Campbell Powrie and Dr Dee Bird. They bring a wide range of expertise and experience to the Board and we look forward to… Read More

Interview with Chase Greenfield, University of St Andrews Students’ Association 10 Jan 2023

In this interview, we talk to Chase Greenfield, Academic Representation Coordinator at the University of St Andrews Students’ Association, where he has worked since August 2021. Previously, he worked in the USA as the Student Engagement Coordinator at Montana State… Read More

Happy New Year from the sparqs' team! 09 Jan 2023

Happy new year from the sparqs team! We look forward to working with you all again during 2023!  In the year ahead we will continue to provide support to colleges and universities and their students' associations, including enabling effective contribution to… Read More

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sparqs strategic planning day with JAG, NEON & SESN

4 May 2023

sparqs’ Joint Advisory Group (JAG) will meet together with the National Education Officers’ Network (NEON) and…