Supporting the Sector

Many aspects of learning and teaching in universities and colleges are shaped or decided at a national level by various sector agencies and their committees. We work at this level to contribute to these discussions and help students play a part in them.

There are a wide range of agencies and representative bodies for Scotland's universities and colleges, and we work closely with them all. You can find out more about them via their websites, which you can find on the bottom of our home page.

See our Quality Arrangements page for information on how the sector ensures that the education that happens at colleges and universities is as good as possible, and how we work alongside QAA Scotland to engage students in the university sector Enhancement Themes.

Within this section of our website you can also find out about our engagement with sector meetings and how we support student engagement in them. You can also read about our work around learner journeys and our contribution to sector work around student mental health and wellbeing

See our jobs board for details of sector vacancies related to student engagement. The page is regularly updated with current roles.

You can find more about our Supporting the Sector pages in the links on the right under "This section".

sparqs' lead member of staff for Supporting the Sector is currently Eve Lewis and you are welcome to get in touch with her regarding any questions about this work.

Student Engagement Framework

National Education Officers' Network meeting

21 Mar 2024

This meeting of sparqs’ National Education Officers’ Network (NEON) continues our series of meetings for academic year 2023-24. …


Student Engagement Staff Network meeting

19 Mar 2024

This meeting of our Student Engagement Staff Network (SESN) for academic year 2023-24 continues our series of half-day events for…