External Reference Points for Academic Standards and Quality

Lancaster University is registered as a higher education provider with the Office for Students (OfS), the independent regulator of higher education in England.

For information please visit the Office for Students website.

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) is the designated quality body for higher education in England. They safeguard standards and improve the quality of UK higher education wherever it is delivered around the world and check that students get the higher education they are entitled to expect. Lancaster University is a member of the QAA. You can find out more about the QAA and its work, which includes stewardship of the Quality Code for Higher Education, the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications, and subject benchmarks.