Welcome to the website of sparqs (student partnerships in quality Scotland). We are a publicly-funded agency for Scotland's university and college sectors which aims to support student engagement in the quality of the learning experience. For an overview of what we do, view our video and our Strategic Plan for 2019-22. We hope you find our website informative, but please contact us if we can help in any way.

sparqs' Coronavirus (COVID-19) information hub

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…

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

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…

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Join our online, informal SESN and NEON catch-ups

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…

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Student Engagement Framework

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…

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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…

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sparqs' COVID-19 information hub

As we all find ourselves having to rapidly transform our working practices in the face of the COVID-19 crisis, sparqs has developed a COVID-19 information hub as a dedicated space to provide updates about our refocused work plans, our forthcoming online…

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Still time to apply to be a sparqs' Associate Trainer for 2020-21

sparqs 2020-21 Associate Trainer recruitment is still open for applications - deadline 12noon, Friday 15th May 2020! .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…

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sparqs' Easter shutdown: 6th-17th April

Please note that sparqs is closed from 6th-17th April inclusive, to allow for an Easter leave period for the staff team and to avoid carrying significant amounts of leave into the new academic year, which will inevitably be a challenging…

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