Quality and Standards

The University of Buckingham, recognising the importance of external confirmation of the standards and quality of our awards, joined the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) in 2001. Since then, the University has completed successful reviews in 2002, 2007, 2012 and 2017 and additional annual monitoring exercises in 2016 and 2017.

During the most recent Higher Education Review (October 2017), the QAA confirmed that the University meets UK expectations in all four areas: academic standards, the quality of our students’ learning opportunities, public information and the enhancement of our students’ learning opportunities. Read the University’s Higher Education Review Action Plan in response to the most recent audit.

In addition to this, the QAA commended the following areas of good practice: the comprehensive and sustained approach to personalised support for learning, including the systematic operation of small-sized tutorial groups across all aspects of provision; the embedding of innovative pathways into higher education provided by the Foundation Department, which enables a range of students to complete degree- level study; and the coherent and systematic development of the Positive University initiative that promotes and supports the welfare of students and staff through a wide range of inter-related activities.

To read the University’s recent Higher Education Review Report, as well as the reports of the previous Reviews and Annual Monitoring Exercises, please visit the QAA website:

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Read this institution’s latest review report