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The UK’s higher education sector has a world-class reputation, founded on high standards and outstanding quality. Academic integrity is a major contributor to this. However, academic misconduct is a growing problem globally, and presents a threat to the reputation of higher education worldwide.

 

QAA with the support of the Academic Integrity Advisory Group has developed an Academic Integrity Charter. It is intended to provide a baseline position upon which UK providers, as autonomous institutions, can build their own policies and practices to ensure that every student’s qualification is genuine, verifiable and respected. The Charter is also available in Welsh.

 

Sign up to the Charter

QAA and the UK Academic Integrity Advisory Group invite UK universities and colleges to sign up to this Academic Integrity Charter during the academic year 2020-21.

 

Signing up to the Charter represents an institutional pledge to implement its principles and commitments which include working with staff and students and, in collaboration across the sector, to protect and promote academic integrity, and take action against academic misconduct.

 

To sign up, simply contact us by email, stating the name of your organisation. Use the button below or email: academicintegrity@qaa.ac.uk. 

 



Universities Minister,
Michelle Donelan


Degree fraud cheats both learners and employers and has no place at all in our higher education system. This Government is committed to tackling academic misconduct, and upholding the hard work of students, especially during this difficult time. 

I welcome the introduction of QAA’s Academic Integrity Charter and encourage all universities and colleges to join this sector-wide effort to protect our students and uphold the integrity of our world leading higher education.






Scottish Minister for Higher Education, Jamie Hepburn MSP


Academic misconduct, and those individuals and companies seeking to encourage and benefit from such behaviour, is increasingly concerning in higher education across the globe. Although the vast majority of students achieve their qualifications entirely by legitimate means, any form of academic misconduct or cheating poses a threat to overall academic standards at our institutions.

While I fully respect the autonomy of institutions in establishing their own disciplinary policies to address this problem, I welcome those that have signed up to the Academic Integrity Charter. Doing so signals a clear commitment to collaborate across the sector and work with staff and students to protect and promote academic integrity.

Signatories

Since launching the Academic Charter on 21 October 2020, the following 176 institutions and bodies have already signed up:


  • University of Aberdeen
  • Aberystwyth University
  • University Academy 92
  • Activate Learning
  • AECC University College
  • Al-Maktoum College of Higher Education
  • Anglia Ruskin University
  • Arden University
  • Assemblies of God Inc
  • Aston University
  • Bangor University
  • Barnsley College
  • Bath Spa University
  • University of Bedfordshire
  • University College Birmingham
  • Birmingham City University
  • Bishop Grosseteste University
  • Blackpool and The Fylde College
  • Bloomsbury Institute Limited 
  • University of Bournemouth
  • University of Bristol
  • Brockenhurst College
  • Brunel University London
  • University of Buckingham
  • Buckinghamshire New University
  • Burnley College
  • University of Cambridge
  • Cambridge Academy of Dental Implantology
  • Canterbury Christ Church University
  • Cardiff Metropolitan University
  • Cardiff University
  • CEG UFP Ltd
  • University of Central Lancashire
  • Cheshire College - South & West
  • University of Chester
  • Chesterfield College
  • University of Chichester
  • Christ The Redeemer College
  • London Art School
  • London
  • Coventry University
  • Cranfield University
  • Craven College
  • University of Cumbria
  • David Game HE
  • De Montfort University
  • Devon College
  • DistanceLearningCentre.com
  • University of Dundee
  • Edge Hill University
  • University of Edinburgh
  • Edinburgh Napier University
  • University of Essex
  • University College of Estate Management
  • University of Exeter
  • Fairfield School of Business
  • Falmouth University
  • ForMission College

  • University of Glasgow
  • Glasgow Caledonian University
  • City of Glasgow College
  • University of Gloucestershire
  • Gloucestershire and Stroud College
  • University of Greenwich
  • Harper Adams University
  • Heriot-Watt University
  • University of Hertfordshire
  • University of the Highlands and Islands
  • University of Huddersfield
  • University of Hull
  • Hull College
  • ICMP Institute of Contemporary Music Performance
  • Imperial College London
  • Kaplan International Pathways
  • Kaplan Open Learning (University of Essex)
  • Keele University
  • University of Kent
  • King Stage
  • King's College London
  • Kingston University
  • Kirklees College
  • Lancaster University
  • LD Training Services Ltd
  • University of Leeds
  • Leeds Beckett
  • University Centre, Leeds City College
  • Leeds Trinity University
  • University of Lincoln
  • University of Liverpool
  • The City of Liverpool College
  • Liverpool Hope University
  • Liverpool John Moores University
  • Empire College London
  • University of London
  • University College London
  • University of West London
  • London Institute of Banking & Finance
  • London School of Economics and Political Science
  • London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • London School of Management Education
  • London School of Science and Technology
  • Loughborough University
  • Macclesfield College
  • University of Manchester
  • Met Film School Ltd
  • Middlesex University
  • Mont Rose College
  • Morley College London
  • Myerscough College
  • NCG
  • Nelson and Colne College Group
  • New Model Institute for Technology and Engineering (NMITE)
  • University of Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Newman University
  • Norland College
  • North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College
  • North West Regional College
  • University of Northampton
  • Northumbria University
  • University of Nottingham
  • Nottingham College
  • NPTC Group of Colleges

  • Oldham College
  • University College of Osteopathy
  • Oxford Brookes University
  • Oxford Business College UK Ltd
  • Peterborough
  • University of Plymouth
  • Plymouth Marjon University
  • University of Portsmouth
  • Queen Margaret University
  • Queen's University Belfast
  • University of Reading
  • Robert Gordon University
  • University of Roehampton
  • Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance
  • Royal Academy of Dance
  • Royal Academy of Music
  • Royal Agricultural University
  • Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
  • Royal Holloway, University of London
  • Royal Veterinary College
  • University of Salford
  • School of Oriental and African Studies
  • University of Sheffield
  • Sheffield College
  • Solent University
  • University of Southampton
  • Spurgeon’s College
  • University of St Andrews
  • St Mary's University, Twickenham
  • Staffordshire University
  • University of Stirling
  • Stranmillis University College
  • Study Group Ltd
  • University of Sunderland
  • Swansea University
  • TEC Partnership
  • Teesside University
  • Belfast
  • Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Drama
  • Wakefield College
  • University of South Wales
  • University of Wales
  • University of Wales Trinity Saint David
  • Waltham International College Ltd
  • University of Warwick
  • University of the West of England (UWE Bristol)
  • University of the West of Scotland
  • University of Westminster
  • University of Winchester
  • University of Wolverhampton
  • Wrexham Glyndwr University
  • Writtle University College
  • University of York
  • York College