AHUA is the representative body for senior University managers (typically Registrars, Chief Operating Officers, Heads of Administration) in the UK and Ireland, who have responsibility for a range of managerial and legal issues within their institutions.



Department for Business Innovation & Skills

Our mission is building a dynamic and competitive UK economy by: creating the conditions for business success; promoting innovation, enterprise and science; and giving everyone the skills and opportunities to succeed. To achieve this we will foster world-class universities and promote an open global economy




CUC is the representative body for the Chairs of UK Universities. It is a unified body which encompasses all universities irrespective of their mission or origins. As such it reflects the diversity of the UK higher education sector. CUC, therefore, seeks to address generic, rather than specific issues. It engages with a wide range of stakeholders, having, in particular, a close relationship with UUK.

Guild HE


GuildHE is one of the two formal representative bodies for Higher Education in the UK. It is a Company Limited by Guarantee and a Charity. It was founded in 1967 as the Standing Conference of Principals, registered as a company in 1992 and became GuildHE in 2006.



Working in partnership, the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) promotes and funds high-quality, cost-effective teaching and research, meeting the diverse needs of students, the economy and society.


Higher Education Wales

Higher Education Wales (HEW) represents the interests of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Wales and is a National Council of Universities UK.


National Union of Students

NUS (National Union of Students) is a voluntary membership organisation which makes a real difference to the lives of students and its member students' unions.



Ombudsman Association

This site lists the ombudsmen and other complaint-handling bodies who may be able to help you, if you have a complaint.


QAA - The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education

QAA checks how UK universities maintain their own academic standards and quality. We review and report on how they meet their responsibilities, identify good practice and make recommendations for improvement. We publish guidelines to help UK universities and colleges develop effective systems to ensure students have the best learning experience.



We are a national charity promoting opportunities for young people and adults with any kind of impairment in post-16 education, training and employment.


The Skills Funding Agency

The Skills Funding Agency is an agency of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).

They fund and regulate adult FE and skills training in England. Their mission is to ensure that people and businesses can access the skills training they need to succeed in playing their part in society and in growing England’s economy

Student Finance England

Student Finance England

Student Finance England is a service allowing full-time higher education students from England to apply for finance online.



The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) is the UK’s national advisory body serving the interests of international students and those who work with them.


Universities UK

Universities UK is the representative body for the executive heads of UK universities.

Together with Higher Education Wales and Universities Scotland, it works to advance the interests of universities and to spread good practice throughout the higher education sector.