GuildHE, one of two recognised representative bodies for higher education, has welcomed the decision taken by the UK Standing Committee for Quality Assessment to refresh the UK Quality Code.

The Quality Code helps ensure that UK higher education maintains internationally respected academic standards, providing certainty for staff, students, institutions and employers. This latest review will ensure that the Code continues to be appropriate for an increasingly diverse higher education sector across the UK.

Gordon McKenzie, GuildHE CEO, said:

“The UK Quality Code has long been the glue underpinning the UK higher education system, giving confidence to students and employers and providing assurance of the comparability of quality and standards across the four nations of the UK. The Code was developed by and for the sector by the QAA, in the spirit of co-regulation, and the consultation will ensure that the Code remains fit for purpose for the future.”