Quality Assurance Agency (QAA)

The UK has a comprehensive system of quality assurance in higher education. All UK universities and other degree-awarding bodies recognised bodies, whether publicly funded or not, must undergo review by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). The academic community has primary responsibility for standards and quality, but QAA confirms that UK expectations are being met. QAA’s review findings are published on its website. Where problems are identified, institutions are expected to show that they have rectified them. The University of Liverpool was last reviewed by the QAA in 2015 and the QAA confirmed that confidence could be placed on the quality and standards of the University’s provision. The QAA website hosts the University of Liverpool's most recent QAA report.

The QAA sets out the Expectations that all providers of UK higher education are required to meet in The UK Quality Code for Higher Education.