The Quality Council for UK Higher Education is an important sector-owned higher education 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.

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.

Its members include higher education providers, students, funder regulators and sector bodies. A full list of members can be found here, and our terms of reference can be found here.

The Quality Council was formerly known as the UK Standing Committee for Quality Assessment.