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We are a full and founding member of ENQA, the membership organisation for higher education quality assurance agencies in Europe. Full membership of ENQA shows that an agency complies with the Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area (ESG). Compliance with the ESG is essential for QAA’s registration on the European Quality Assurance Register (EQAR).  



ENQA Review



Compliance with these standards is checked every five years through an independent review. Our next review will take place in February 2023 and we have published a self-assessment report (SAR) which has been submitted to the ENQA review team.


The report is published below and outlines all areas of our work, highlighting our key strengths as an agency including our excellent national and international reputation, and our status as a sector-recognised champion for student partnership and engagement. The terms of reference for the review are also available.






Following our review in February 2018, we were found to be fully or substantially compliant in all areas. Only one other European agency has matched this level of compliance. The panel identified QAA as 'internationally, one of the leading quality assurance agencies'. You can read ENQA's full report below, as well as our Self-Assessment Report.