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 provides 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 sector colleagues. Our…

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Interview with Sam Smith, New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA)

In this interview, we talk to Sam Smith, former National Vice President of the New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA), who recently led a project for New Zealand’s higher education quality body, the Academic Quality Agency (AQA). Sam graduated…

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sparqs' 2021-22 Course Rep Training is open for bookings!

If you've not already got your sessions arranged, bookings are open for institutions to request sparqs' 2021-22 Course Rep Training.   As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, this year's training is continuing in an online format, and is again in…

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Student Engagement Framework

National Education Officers’ Network meeting

9 Dec 2021

Join us for the next sparqs’ National Education Officers’ Network (NEON).  The network was set up in 2019…

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Student Engagement Staff Network meeting

7 Dec 2021

This is the third meeting of our Student Engagement Staff Network (SESN) for the 2021-22 year, and the last…

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sparqs' team news

We are pleased to have recently welcomed two new Development Consultants to the sparqs core staff team, Gloria Laurini and Patrycja Mitrut. Between them they bring a great balance of both experience and knowledge, and we look forward to working…

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Our November and December SESN meetings are open to book

Bookings are open for the next two meetings of our Student Engagement Staff Network, taking place online on Thursday 4th November and Tuesday 7th December  2021, both from 10.00am until 1.00pm.  The network is aimed at staff in universities and colleges with student engagement and academic…

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Our November and December NEON meetings are open to book

Join us for the next two sparqs’ National Education Officers’ Network (NEON) meetings of the 2021-22 academic year, on Thursday 11th November and Thursday 9th December 2021, both taking place online, from 10.00am until 1.00pm.   The network is designed to be a space for…

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