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I was just wondering if anyone knows if there is some sort of govering body that oversees all the universities and higher education colleges in the UK?

Maybe something that checks their standards and that.

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Guessing nobody knows then??
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Well there are several.

I guess the top dog is the DUIS (Department of Universities, Innovation and Skills) this is a government department headed up by a minister. Actually the top dog is the treasury.

HEFCE - higher education funding council of England - administers funding for teaching and some research withing the HE sector in england and wales.

SFC - scottish funding council - as above but for scotland.

QAA - quality assurance agencty for higher education - monitor standards in teaching and other academic provision within the sector and also I think financial health. Conduct periodic reviews.

RCUK - Research councils UK - fund the majority of research in universities in the UK split into several research councils: arts (AHRC), social science (ESRC), physical sciences and engineering (EPSRC), biological sciences (BBSRC), medical sciences (MRC) and fundamental physics (STFC).

Privy council - responsible for regulating and granting royal charters to universities - its role is largely ceremonial and even more so since the labour government too power.
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(Original post by ChemistBoy)
Well there are several.

I guess the top dog is the DUIS (Department of Universities, Innovation and Skills) this is a government department headed up by a minister. Actually the top dog is the treasury.

HEFCE - higher education funding council of England - administers funding for teaching and some research withing the HE sector in england and wales.

SFC - scottish funding council - as above but for scotland.

QAA - quality assurance agencty for higher education - monitor standards in teaching and other academic provision within the sector and also I think financial health. Conduct periodic reviews.

RCUK - Research councils UK - fund the majority of research in universities in the UK split into several research councils: arts (AHRC), social science (ESRC), physical sciences and engineering (EPSRC), biological sciences (BBSRC), medical sciences (MRC) and fundamental physics (STFC).

Privy council - responsible for regulating and granting royal charters to universities - its role is largely ceremonial and even more so since the labour government too power.

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There is also http://www.oiahe.org.uk/
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There is also http://www.oiahe.org.uk/
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There is also http://www.oiahe.org.uk/
That's more like an ombudsman rather than a regulatory body though.
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Ah true, but I think it is a group that should go into the mix.
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