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 some of our work, view our video which showcases the highlights of our Celebrating Achievement 2017 publication. We hope you find our website informative, but please contact us if we can help in any way.

Launch of sparqs' new ELIR Cycle 4 Practice Guide

sparqs is delighted to announce the publication of our ELIR Cycle 4 Practice Guide, designed to support students' association representatives and staff to have meaningful student engagement throughout the ELIR (Enhancement-led Institutional Review) process.   The practice guide, launched at our That's Quality! Universities event…

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Save the date! 'Student Engagement for All' - sparqs Conference - 28th March 2019!

We are delighted to announce that sparqs will be holding its biennial conference on Thursday 28th March 2019, at Surgeons’ Hall in Edinburgh.   The theme for the conference is ‘Student Engagement for All’. It will provide an opportunity to focus on…

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That's Quality! Colleges 2018

There's still time to sign up to attend That's Quality! Colleges taking place on Wednesday 8th & Thursday 9th August 2018 at West Park Conference Centre in Dundee. The event will provide a comprehensive introduction to national arrangements and procedures that help colleges ensure…

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Student Engagement Framework

That's Quality! Colleges 2018

8 Aug 2018 - 9 Aug 2018

Following student feedback, as a pilot this year, we are extending our residential training event from…

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Save the date! The sparqs Conference is on 28th March 2019

. We are delighted to announce that sparqs will be holding its biennial conference on Thursday 28th March 2019, at Surgeons’ Hall in Edinburgh. . Conference Theme The theme for the conference is ‘Student Engagement for All’. It will provide an opportunity to focus…

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sparqs events currently open for bookings + future 'save the dates'

Just a reminder that we currently have three events open for bookings, as advertised in our last news articles.  There are still places on all three events, so please sign up now if you're planning to attend.  In addition, please save the dates for our…

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‘Student Engagement in your institutional GAP’ - Launch of sparqs’ benchmarking and development tool

sparqs is delighted to launch a new Benchmarking and Development tool to support colleges and universities across Scotland to improve student engagement in the design and delivery of their Gender Action Plans (GAPs). Student engagement in GAPs puts the student voice…

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