Higher Education National Bodies in United Kingdom
Universities UK is an autonomous body in the UK that promote a varied higher education sector. Universities UK support the strength of higher education throughout the UK.
- Responsibility: Stands for the interests of the universities in relation to the government, Parliament, local and national institutions
Universities UK Address:
20 Tavistock Square
Tel: 44 (0)20 7419 4111
Fax: 44 (0)20 7388 8649
Office for Fair Access (OFFA)
The Office for Fair Access is a publicly designated independent body that helps safeguard and advance fair access to higher education by approving and monitoring access agreements – documents in which universities and colleges set out their tuition fee limits and financial support.
- Responsibility: Promotion and safeguard of fair access to higher education.
Office for Fair Access
Tel: 44 (0)117 931 7171
Fax: 44 (0)117 931 7083
Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE)
The Society for Research into Higher Education is a UK-based international learned society to promote understanding of higher education, through the information provided by systematic research and scholarship.
- Responsibility: Promotes Higher Education
Society for Research into Higher Education
73 Collier Street
Tel: 44 20 7427 2350
Fax: 44 20 7278 1135
UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA)
The UK Council for International Student Affairs is the UK’s national advisory body to raise the involvement of international students and promote best practice, professional development and the highest quality of institutional support for international students.
- Responsibility: Academic and Career counselling
9-17 St Albans Place
Outside the UK: 44 20 7788 9214
Inside the UK: 020 7788 9214
Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
The Association of Commonwealth Universities is the world’s foremost and oldest international university network, founded in 1913. The ACU manages scholarships, provides academic research and leadership on issues in the education sector, and promotes inter-university cooperation.
- Responsibility: Academic Research and Counselling
The Association of Commonwealth Universities
Woburn House, 20-24 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9HF, United Kingdom
Telephone: 44 (0)20 7380 6700
Fax: 44 (0)20 7387 2655
National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC)
UK NARIC is the UK’s National Agency shares information and opinion on academic, vocational and professional qualifications from across the world. It serves as an official source of information on international education and training systems and qualifications and skills gained outside the UK.
- Responsibility: Academic and recognition & equivalence information; advice and expert opinion on qualifications worldwide
UK NARIC Address:
Glos, GL50 1XP
Tel: 44 (0)871 330 7033
Fax: 44 (0)871 330 7005
European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA)
The European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education is responsible for providing information on the new developments and practices in quality evaluation and assurance in higher education thereby helping students in their career growth.
- Responsibility: Career development and Job Search activities
International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE)
The International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education collects and circulates information on current and developing theory and practice in the assessment, improvement and maintenance of quality in higher education.