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.

Interview with Leila Adair and Toby Reid, pupils at Harlaw Academy

In this interview, we talk to Leila Adair and Toby Reid, S3 pupils and Young Leaders of Learning at Harlaw Academy in Aberdeen. Young Leaders of Learning (YLL) is a programme developed by Education Scotland to equip pupils to engage…

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Current sparqs' events.... our newly launched Education Officers' Network & our renamed SE Staff Network!

We currently have two events open to book.... our newly-launched Education Officers' Network, the first meeting of which is on Thursday 14th November; and our Student Engagement Staff Network (the new name for the ARC Network), the first meeting of which…

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New chairs of sparqs' College and University Advisory Groups

We are delighted to announce the appointments of new chairs for two key bodies within sparqs’ governance structure. Roddy Henry, Depute Principal (Planning and Student Experience) at Inverness College UHI, and Prof Tina Harrison, Assistant Principal (Academic Standards and Quality…

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Student Engagement Framework

Student Engagement Staff Network meeting

19 Nov 2019

Our first meeting of our Student Engagement Staff Network - which is the new name for…

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Education Officers’ Network meeting

14 Nov 2019

The sparqs' Education Officers’ Network (EON) has been set up in response to feedback from student…

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Launch of sparqs' Education Officers' Network - first meeting 14th November 2019

We are excited to announce the launch of the new sparqs’ Education Officers’ Network, which will provide an opportunity for officers from colleges and universities across Scotland to discuss and work on key sector issues together. The first meeting is taking place…

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ARC becomes SESN – and is open for registrations!

We’re pleased to introduce our Student Engagement Staff Network (SESN) as the new name for our Academic Representation Co-ordinators’ network (ARC) – and to open registration for our next gathering, on Tuesday 19th November 2019 at Dundee University Students’ Association. Over…

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New chairs of sparqs' College and University Advisory Groups

We are delighted to announce the appointments of new chairs for two key bodies within sparqs’ governance structure. Roddy Henry, Depute Principal (Planning and Student Experience) at Inverness College UHI, and Prof Tina Harrison, Assistant Principal (Academic Standards and Quality…

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