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The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) is an independent charity working to benefit students and higher education, and one of the world’s experts in quality assurance. We are trusted by higher education providers and regulatory bodies to maintain and enhance quality and standards. We ensure that students are involved in all aspects of our work.

We work with governments, agencies and institutions globally to benefit UK higher education and its international reputation.

The work we do supports our mission to safeguard standards and improve the quality of UK higher education wherever it is delivered around the world.

Our main areas of work

We review standards and quality in higher education, produce key sector guidance and provide practical support for our members.

How we're run

We are an independent body, a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee. We are run by our Board.

Who we work with

We work with a wide range of people to improve higher education, from advising the government to consulting with our members and students.

Working for QAA

Find out what it is like to work for us. Browse our current vacancies and discover more about our people and values.