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.

Happy New Year from the sparqs team!

Happy new year from the sparqs team! We're looking forward to a busy 2020, and look forward to working with all our colleagues across the sector and beyond during the coming year.  We're also looking forward to welcoming a new Development Consultant…

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Register for our next SESN and NEON meetings in February!

We currently have two events open for bookings, for the next meetings of our staff and Education Officers' networks, both taking place during February.  See the event booking pages for further details and to register to attend.... Student Engagement Staff Network…

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Interview with Billy Docherty, The Open University

In this interview, we talk to Billy Docherty, a student of psychology at The Open University. Although based in Scotland, he is active at a UK level within the Open University Students’ Association – he is a Faculty Association Representative…

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Student Engagement Framework

National Education Officers’ Network meeting

19 Feb 2020

Join us for the second meeting of sparqs’ National Education Officers’ Network (NEON).  The network was…

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Student Engagement Staff Network

5 Feb 2020

The next meeting of our Student Engagement Staff Network (SESN) will take place at Forth Valley’s…

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Happy New Year from the sparqs team!

Happy new year from the sparqs team! We're looking forward to a busy 2020, and look forward to working with all our colleagues across the sector and beyond during the coming year.  We're also looking forward to welcoming a new Development Consultant…

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SE Staff Network meeting open to book - 5th February 2020

Bookings are now open for the next meeting of the sparqs' Student Engagement Staff Network (SESN) which is taking place on Wednesday 5th February 2020 at Forth Valley College's Falkirk Campus. SESN (previously ARC) has proved to be a valuable forum for staff…

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Second NEON meeting open to book - 19th February 2020

The second meeting of the new sparqs’ National Education Officers’ Network (NEON) is taking place on Wednesday 19th February 2020, at Fife College's Dunfermline Campus.  The network, launched in November 2019, provides an opportunity for officers with an education remit from colleges and universities…

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