Academic Quality

The University of London, its Central Academic Bodies and its constituent Colleges enjoy an excellent reputation for the high quality of their teaching and research. The Strategic Plan 2009-2014 places at the heart of its vision acknowledgement of the University’s excellence in academic achievement. Its first aim is “to maintain and enhance the academic excellence of the federal University.”

Within the governance structure of the University, the Collegiate Council has responsibility, on behalf of the Board of Trustees, for the determination of academic strategy and policy and for the discharge of academic affairs. The Collegiate Council is chaired by the Vice Chancellor and consists of the eighteen Heads of College and the Dean of the School of Advanced Study. Collegiate Council is supported in this by the Academic Quality Advisory Committee (AQAC), which undertakes and submits to the Council the annual University Quality Overview Report. The Committee also promotes quality enhancement and shares good academic practice across the University.

The University and all its 18 Colleges are bodies recognised to award degrees by the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills . They are all funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England  and are all subject to audit by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education 

For the benefit of the constituent Colleges of the University, its Central Academic Bodies and other interested parties, this site contains information on University academic regulations  [57pgs, 286KB], on the business of AQAC and on enhancement activities.

The University is committed to making its high quality and flexible programmes accessible to all students who have the capacity to benefit from them, and this Access and Participation Statement has been prepared in connection with the UK Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework.  The Statement highlights the variety and flexibility of courses offered by the University to an ever-increasing diverse range of individuals and groups who might otherwise be excluded.
Access and Participation Statement

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