The Northern Universities Consortium (NUCCAT) works with other HE sector bodies to promote staff development and opportunities to share practice and is pleased to recognise the following organisations as ‘affiliates’ of the Consortium:

The Council of Validating Universities (CVU)

CVU specialises in good practice and standards for that aspect of higher education which concerns the validation of programmes of study by universities and colleges (‘awarding institutions’) for delivery by other colleges or organisations (‘partner institutions’). The term ‘collaborative provision’ is often used to describe this form of partnership.

The Academic Registrars Council (ARC)

The Academic Registrars Council (ARC) is the national forum of senior managers responsible for the academic administration of student matters in publicly funded Universities and Colleges of Higher Education within the United Kingdom.

Assessment Standards Knowledge exchange (ASKe)

Assessment Standards Knowledge exchange (ASKe) was established as a Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) based at Oxford Brookes University Business School. The project focused on developing an evidence base and good practice to support HE communities in sharing understandings of assessment standards. ASKe’s work continues in conjunction with the Pedagogy Research Centre based in the Faculty of Business at Oxford Brookes.

SEEC (Southern England Consortium)

SEEC (Southern England Consortium) is a highly respected authority in the existing and developing field of Credit Accumulation and Transfer (CATS) at higher education levels and serves as a reference point on credit-based learning, structures and processes in the UK and, now, in the developing field of European credit.Its membership includes a significant number of universities in the south and southern midlands and has grown to include private higher education colleges and some professional associations.

Details of SEEC Events can be found here

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA)

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) offers advice and guidance to help universities and colleges provide the best possible student experience of UK higher education. QAA reviews institutions’ provision and publishes its findings. It maintains the UK Quality Code for Higher Education and produces a range of guidance relating to quality and standards.

QAA also advises government on the issue of degree awarding powers; regulates the Access to Higher Education Diploma; and works to promote greater alignment of higher education qualifications internationally.

QSN (Quality Strategy Network)

QSN is a membership organisation for staff with responsibility for quality strategy and management within UK higher education. It provides a forum for the discussion of key issues of quality management and enhancement, and organises an annual Conference and smaller, symposium events to discuss specific areas of interest.

NUCCAT meets regularly with representatives of the other credit bodies in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland as the UK Credit Forum (UKCF) which provides an opportunity to influence national, European and other international developments in credit accumulation and transfer. The UKCF has also published ‘Making Sense of Credit & Qualification Frameworks’, a fascinating overview of how and why credit frameworks have evolved in the UK and European education systems over the last few decades.