Useful links


  • Quality Assurance Agency (QAA)

    The QAA carries out aspects of quality assessment in the sector, under contract from HEFCE

    QAA website »

    UK Quality Code for Higher Education »

    Download previous QAA review reports »


    European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA)

    ENQA is the umbrella organisation for quality assurance agencies in the European Higher Education Area and one of the main actors in the Bologna Process.

    ENQA website »

    The Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area (2009 version) »


    Department for Education

    The Department for Education is responsible for children’s services and education, including higher and further education policy, apprenticeships and wider skills in England (having taken these over from the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills in July 2016).

    The index to DfE services and information »

    The Higher Education & Research Bil »


    Quality Strategy Network (QSN)

    QSN is a membership organisation for staff with responsibility for quality strategy and management within UK higher education. It provides a forum for the discussion of key issues of quality management and enhancement, and organises an annual Conference and smaller, symposium events to discuss specific areas of interest. Oxford Brookes is a member of QSN

    QSN website »


    Council of Validating Universities (CVU)

    The Council of Validating Universities specialises in promoting good practice and standards for UK-managed collaborative provision. Oxford Brookes is a member of CVU

    CVU website »


    Committee of University Chairs (CUC)

    The Committee of University Chairs (CUC) represents Chairs of UK University Governing Bodies and develops and promotes governance standards for higher education in the UK

    CUC website »

    The Higher Education Code of Governance »

    Illustrative Practice Note on Governing body responsibility for academic governance »


    Association of University Administrators (AUA)

    The professional body for all those working in higher education administration and management.

    AUA website »