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QAA officially quits its role as England’s HE quality body

Agency steps back as Office for Students takes over on an interim basis

The Quality Assurance Agency officially ends its role as the designated quality body for higher education in England today, despite the majority of those surveyed by the government wanting it to stay.

From 1 April, the QAA will no longer be responsible for assessing the quality of higher education in England, although it will retain its role across the rest of the UK. While the search for a replacement gets underway, the Office for Students will take over the quality-assurance role on an interim basis.

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