AHUH – Associations of the Heads of University Administration

AHUA is the representative body for senior University managers (Registrars, Chief Operating Officers, Heads of Administration) in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

BEIS – Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Stratergy

BEIS are responsible for bringing together responsibilities for business, industrial strategy, science, innovation, energy, and climate change.

ChUW – Chairs of Universities Wales

The representative body for university governing body Chairs in Wales.

DfE – Department for Education

The Department for Education is responsible for children’s services and education, including higher and further education policy, apprenticeships and wider skills in England. In addition to this it also includes the Government Equalities Office.

HEFCE – Higher Education Funding Council for England

HEFCE funds and regulates universities and colleges in England. They invest on behalf of students and the public to promote excellence and innovation in research, teaching and knowledge exchange.

NUS – National Union of Students

The representative union for Students.

OIA – Office of the Independent Adjudicator 

Members now includes FE colleges providing higher education, alternative providers and providers of School-Centred Initial Teacher Training, as well as universities.

QAA – Quality Assurance for Higher Education 

​The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA), safeguarding standards and improving the quality of UK higher education wherever it is delivered around the world.

UCEA – Universities & Colleges Employers Association 

UCEA provides members with timely advice and guidance on employment matters pivotal to the higher education sector.

UKRI – UK Research and Innovation

UKRI will ensure that the UK maintains our world-leading research and innovation position by creating a system that maximises the contribution of each of the component parts and creates the best environment for research and innovation to flourish.

UUK – Universities UK

Universities UK is the voice of universities, helping to maintain the world-leading strength of the UK university sector and supporting our members to achieve their aims and objectives