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. Access our COVID-19 information hub for details of our provision during the pandemic.  

Our new Professional Standards Framework for Student Engagement

sparqs is delighted to announce an important new document that will help articulate the value and impact of student engagement staff posts. Our new Professional standards framework for student engagement is the first such publication to offer a definition of…

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Our new Strategic Conversations resource!

As part of the Developing College Students' Associations (DCSA) project, delivered jointly with NUS Charity, sparqs has designed a Methodology for Strategic Conversations, to encourage institutions and students' associations to carry out a structured strategic conversation when in the process…

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Interview with Lianne Gagnon, Niagara College, Canada

In this interview, we talk to Lianne Gagnon, Director of Student Services at Niagara College, in Ontario, Canada. Lianne has been in the field of education for over 30 years. She taught remedial English and Special Education on the traditional…

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Student Engagement Framework

That's Quality! Universities 2022

20 Jul 2022

By booking this event you are committing to the following three-part package:  ~ Part 1:  online event -…

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Our Strategic Conversations resource!

As part of the Developing College Students' Associations (DCSA) project, delivered jointly with NUS Charity, sparqs has designed a Methodology for Strategic Conversations, to encourage institutions and students' associations to carry out a structured strategic conversation when in the process of…

Read More...

Our new Professional Standards Framework for Student Engagement

sparqs is delighted to announce an important new document that will help articulate the value and impact of student engagement staff posts. Our new Professional standards framework for student engagement is the first such publication to offer a definition of the values,…

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Still time to register for That's Quality! Universities 2022!

There's still time to register for That's Quality! Universities, which begins on Wednesday 20th July 2022!  The 2022 event is split into three parts and delegates are required to complete all three elements. The first part is a one-day online event, taking…

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