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safeguarding standards and improving the quality of UK higher education

QAA releases new video about the UK Quality Code

Date 01/11/2017

The UK Standing Committee for Quality Assessment (UKSCQA) has launched a consultation on revisions to the UK Quality Code for Higher Education, the sector-wide reference point for quality and academic standards in the UK.

UKSCQA was set up in 2016 to provide sector-led oversight of the higher education quality assessment arrangements that continue to be shared across the UK. It supports a co-regulatory approach by bringing together academic expertise and students with regulatory and other bodies.

In the second in our series of short films, univers​ity and college leaders discuss how the Quality Code helps providers set and maintain academic standards, and how its evolution through partnership and consultation embodies the framework of co-regulation that UK higher education is renowned for.

About the Quality Code consultation

The consultation, hosted by QAA on behalf of UKSCQA:

  • presents an approach that allows the Quality Code to be agile and responsive
  • responds to the context of ongoing regulatory change and a diversifying UK higher education landscape
  • places students at its heart
  • reflects sector views about how the Quality Code can best serve a rapidly changing sector.

The consultation runs until 13 December. You can read the consultation document, sign up for consultation events across the UK, and submit your response now.