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Regulation, Quality assessment and monitoring

The University of London is registered with the Office for Students to guide us in regulating and monitoring our programmes.

Regulation, Quality assessment and monitoring

The University of London has registered with the Office for Students (OfS).

The OfS, set up by the Higher Education and Research Act of 2017, is the independent regulator of higher education in England.  It works with higher education providers to ensure that every student, whatever their background, has a fulfilling experience of higher education that enriches their lives and careers.

The OfS has established a regulatory framework that describes how it will carry out the core task of stewardship of the higher education landscape, working for positive outcomes for students.

The OfS expects providers to maintain the quality of academic experience they offer to students. Similarly, students can expect that the qualification they gain is reliable, has been rigorously assessed, and is comparable to similar qualifications offered by other institutions.

The OfS is a risk-based regulator and it monitors providers to ensure that they continue to meet the quality and standards conditions of registration (as outlined in the Regulatory Framework).

Designated Quality Body

The Secretary of State has designated the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) to carry out the quality and standards assessment functions set out in the Higher Education and Research Act.

The Designated Quality Body (DQB) will assess on behalf of the OfS.  The QAA has published the UK Quality Code for Higher Education (the Quality Code) and this is a key reference point for UK higher education, enabling providers to understand what is expected of them and championing UK higher education’s world-leading reputation for quality.