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. We hope you find our website informative, but please contact us if we can help in any way.

Interview with Jim Metcalfe, CDN

In this interview we talk to Jim Metcalfe, Chief Executive of the College Development Network (CDN), who he joined in 2017. Previously he worked for the Carnegie UK Trust and Age Concern England, and also in public policy research. He…

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ARC Network meeting on 29th November is open for bookings!

Registration is now open for our next Academic Representation Co-ordinators’ network meeting, taking place on Wednesday 29th November 2017 at City of Glasgow College's City Campus.  The meeting will include a major presentation and panel session on the role of student-led teaching awards in generating…

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Bookings are open for sparqs Course Rep Training 2017-18

Bookings are open for sparqs Course Rep Training during academic year 2017-18....for delivery from week beginning 11th September 2017 onwards.  While a number of institutions deliver their Introductory CRT via their own IAT schemes or other in-house systems, our wider range of products and materials may still…

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Student Engagement Framework

Academic Representation Co-ordinators’ Network Meeting

29 Nov 2017

This first Academic Representation Coordinators’ network meeting of the 2017-18 academic year will include a major…

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sparqs ARC Network - November registration and future dates!

We are delighted to announce the dates for our 2017-18 Academic Representation Co-ordinators’ network meetings, the first of which is open for bookings!  The network brings together academic representation and student engagement staff from universities, colleges and students’ associations across Scotland to learn, share…

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That's Quality Events Roundup!

Over the summer we held our annual induction events for college and university student officers. The focus of both events was how to use quality to enhance students’ learning and teaching experience.

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ESPAQ Project Update

A timely update on ESPAQ (Enhancing Student Participation in Quality Assurance in Armenian HE) as the 3-year project approaches the end. sparqs has been a key partner in the EU Tempus project, which has been working to develop and embed…

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