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External reference points

Our quality assurance framework places a strong emphasis on external reference points.

The links below outline the key external bodies and their documentation and publications which are instrumental to the operation of the quality system at Cardiff University.

QAA: The revised UK Quality Code for Higher Education

The UK Quality Code for Higher Education is used to assure the standards and quality of UK higher education. It is used by UK higher education providers to ensure they are achieving the outcomes expected of them. It presents a series of reference points to help providers offer their students a high-quality experience.

The Quality Code has undergone significant redevelopment. Following extensive consultation, the Expectations and Practices of the new Code were published in March 2018. The full Code, including the advice and guidance that underpins the Expectations and Practices, is scheduled for publication in November 2018.