Quality Assurance Agency
Universities in the United Kingdom are independent, self-governing institutions that are responsible for the academic quality and standards of the awards that they offer. The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) is the body that safeguard standards and improve the quality of UK higher education.
A key part of the QAA’s role is to review and report how providers of higher education maintain their academic standards and quality. London Metropolitan University was last reviewed in 2019.
Quality Assurance Agency (QAA)
Quality Assurance at the University
The Quality Assurance Agency’s Academic Infrastructure acts as a tool to enable institutions to create their own internal policies.
Academic Quality and Development (AQD) team
The AQD Team develops and supports the quality assurance and enhancement processes of the University and collaborative partners, both in the UK and overseas.
Collaborative Partners (Quality Assurance)
The Academic Quality and Development team has responsibility for the oversight of the management and enhancement of quality assurance activities.
Professional and statutory regulatory bodies (PSRB)
The University recognises that PSRB accreditation is an important dimension of academic standards, providing additional external references adding value in terms of employability.
External scrutiny (QAA)
Academic Quality and Development acts as the lead area within the University when undergoing external audit by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA UK) and other accreditation agencies.