Higher education (HE) institutions have the primary responsibility for determining and maintaining the standards of the awards. However, a number of national measures are in place to assist institutions, and to safeguard the public interest in sound quality and standards in higher education. The Quality Assurance Agency's (QAA) academic infrastructure provides a means of describing academic standards in UK higher education and reference points against which institutional practice is subject to independent review by the QAA.
The reviews, since the QAA was established in 1997, have consistently indicated that quality and standards are being maintained.
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