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Realign UK quality assurance, says QAA


Assurance agency says UK higher education is damaged by divergent quality approach

The Westminster government should realign the quality assurance approach in England with that of the other nations of the UK, the Quality Assurance Agency—which is the designated quality body for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland—has said.

The QAA stood down as designated quality body for England in April, on the grounds that the English regulatory framework—operated by the Office for Students—is at odds with European standards and that this was affecting its other work. Since then, the OfS has been acting as both regulator and DQB.

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