Quality Assurance and Compliance Office

The Quality Assurance and Compliance Office (QACO) is part of the Education Directorate. The core purpose of the QACO team is to provide leadership, advice and guidance on QA matters to the staff and students of the University.

Our Vision

To empower people to engage with and instil quality in their everyday working practices.

Our Mission

Working collaboratively with the Divisions, other Professional Service Departments and Kent Union, we will:

  • Develop and implement consistent QA Frameworks and policies across the University in line with the national regulatory framework;
  • Evidence through monitoring and review, the University’s compliance with national requirements for quality and standards;
  • Ensure the quality of the student learning experience remains of a nationally recognised standard of excellence;
  • Provide an ongoing regularly reviewed programme of training to staff and students in the requirements of the University’s QA Codes of Practice;
  • Protect the University’s best interests and enhance its reputation nationally by mitigating QA related risks.

Meet the QACO Team

To contact the Quality Assurance and Compliance Office email:


Training Events

To discuss your training needs please complete our Training Request form or alternatively, you can book a QA Clinic with a QACO advisor.

Quality Assurance and Compliance News

The latest issue available is:
March 2022 PDF file

The previous issue is available:
January 2022PDF file

2021 Degree Outcomes Statement for the University of Kent

2020 Degree Outcomes Statement for the University of Kent
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Click here to read this institution's latest review report.

Regulatory Framework

The quality assurance procedures and academic conventions through which the University assures the quality and standards of its awards:


Senate Building


Information on the committees of the University serviced by the Quality Assurance and Compliance Office including:



Collaborative Partnerships

Key information on the procedures for establishing and managing modules and courses offered in collaboration with external partners:




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Last Updated: 25/03/2022