In July 2022, we agreed with the UKSCQA that the time was right to hold a UK sector-wide conversation about the future scope and structure of the Quality Code.
To ensure it remains useful to the sector, we are embarking on a detailed set of conversations with our members, and other groups, to understand how they would like it to evolve. This work is undertaken in our capacity as a Membership organisation.
We are putting in place a series of roundtable discussions, sharing ideas with members through our existing networks and events, and also engaging directly with other sector bodies and groupings (such as Universities UK, GuildHE, Quality Strategy Network,
Academic Registrars Council and related groups in the UK nations).
We will start by considering the ‘central’ part of the Quality Code (currently known as the Expectations and Core/Common practices), thinking about how that should be structured and what its scope should be, before considering a realistic
timetable for reviewing the Advice and Guidance. This work needs to be cognisant of how the Quality Code is used across the UK, especially in those nations where it underpins external review arrangements.