The SPARC (Supporting Partnerships And Realising Change) programme enables UCD staff and students to work together on projects that make UCD and/or the surrounding community a better place to learn, work and live. The UCD Career Development Centre provides support for these projects in the form of funding, training and project planning/implementation expertise. By supporting staff and students to work in partnership, SPARC seeks to help students to become more engaged with their own learning, the university experience and the wider community while simultaneously helping staff to develop an insight into the student perspective.