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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Interview with Professor Tim Whalley, University of Stirling

Our series of Talking Student Engagement interviews has always been a great way to share practice and talk about the great work going on across the sector to support and develop student engagement. In light of the current situation, we…

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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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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' new work plans

sparqs is concentrating on supporting the sector to put the student voice at the centre of decision making in the months ahead, as everyone responds to the challenges of the COVID-19 crisis. We are supporting institutions to put in place measures…

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A personal thank you

I have had the pleasure of attending several sparqs’ events over recent weeks, including our National Education Officer Network, Student Engagement Staff Network and our Joint (College and University) Advisory Group. What struck me, is the level of commitment from so…

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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 new 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…

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