Useful links

Office for Students (OfS)

Quality Assurance Agency (QAA)

The QAA carries out aspects of quality assessment in the sector, under contract from Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).

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.

Department for Education (DfE)

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).

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 University is a member of QSN.

Council of Validating Universities (CVU)

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

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.

Association of University Administrators (AUA)

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


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