Quality Council for UK HE (External organisation)

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee


Quality Council for UK HE
The Quality Council for UK HE advises the UK higher education sector, with the input of the members and the oversight of the core members, on how to maintain high-quality and reliable standards at the UK sector level. In connection with these areas of work, the council provides a forum in which agreement can be reached between its respective members on core strands of work. The UK Council succeeds the UK Standing Committee for Quality Assessment (UKSCQA) which was established in October 2016.
The role of the Quality Council for UK HE, presenting a united voice, is:
• to promote and robustly defend the quality of UK higher education and provide evidence to support this
• to act on behalf of the higher education sector, especially in times of challenge and change
• to build support for, and recognition of, UK higher education leadership in quality internationally
• to have oversight of the UK’s shared commitment to quality principles and take a UK-wide approach, celebrating our commonalities across nations and regulator systems
• to work in partnership with students, with regulators and across nations
• to represent the diversity of the sector.

The UK Council is a key higher education sector-owned forum for bringing all four nations together to discuss matters relating to quality and standards in higher education and provide a site of consultation, enquiry and learning including higher education providers, students, funder regulators and sector bodies; including UUK, Universities Scotland, Universities Wales, NUS, QAA, SFC, HEFCW, DfENI and OfS.
Period16 Feb 2024
Held atQuality Council for UK HE, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionNational


  • Academic Quality
  • UK Higher Education