Legal address: 123 Old Brompton Road, London, SW7 3RP
This provider has been designated by statutory instrument as eligible to be grant-funded by HEFCE.
This provider is part of the University of London and can award University of London degrees.
HEFCE provides grant funding to higher education institutions for the provision of education, the undertaking of research and for related activities. See more about the funding allocations made to this provider.
In terms of their general operations as charities, there is no material difference between exempt and registered charities. Exempt charities must have charitable purposes and apply them for the public benefit. They must comply with the general law of charity. They benefit from the same tax advantages as registered charities, and have the same obligations to comply with tax law. Exempt-charities regulated by HEFCE are required to publish on their websites a 'gateway page' linking to core information about its status as a charity. This is intended to mirror the information available on the Charity Commission's Register of Charities and promotes transparency and accountability of the exempt higher education charities to their stakeholders. To see this providers' gateway page please use the link provided below.
See more about HEFCE's role as principal regulator.
This provider has a memorandum of assurance and accountability with HEFCE and is reviewed by HEFCE:
The providers' governing body is responsible for ensuring that the provider remains financially sustainable.
This provider is reviewed by HEFCE against the quality assessment requirements. To see this provider's latest Annual Provider Review outcome, please go to the 'Quality and standards' tab above. To see current or historic reports undertaken by the Quality Assurance Agency on behalf of HEFCE, please use the link below.
The quality of research undertaken by this provider is also periodically assessed by the UK higher education funding bodies. See more about the most recent assessment exercise.
This provider gives information to the Higher Education Statistics Agency and HEFCE including data on courses, students, graduate employment, staff and finances.
This provider is required to be a member of the independent complaints scheme for higher education students; the Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education (OIA). Students who have exhausted the relevant internal complaints procedures and are not satisfied with the outcome may be able to complain to the OIA, provided the complaint is within the OIA's remit.
Annual Provider Review: Quality and standards outcome
The Annual Provider Review is used to assess quality and standards in the higher education providers funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England and the Department for the Economy in Northern Ireland. It provides assurances about quality in these providers to students and to others with an interest in the secure operation of the higher education system. It provides confidence in high-quality provision and reliable degree standards for all students, and evidence that each provider is taking any necessary actions to improve the quality of the academic experience and outcomes for its own students.
The Annual Provider Review draws on existing data and information (such as NSS data), and uses indicators and metrics in a rounded and contextualised way to form its judgement. Guidance on the Annual Provider Review can be found here.
For more information on the new operating model for quality assessment, see here.
This provider fully meets HEFCE's requirements for quality and standards. This means that:
This provider's quality and standards are reviewed annually by HEFCE. See more about the APR criteria and process.
See current or historic reviews for this provider undertaken by the Quality Assurance Agency on behalf of HEFCE.