Department of Student and Academic Administration

Academic Standards, Quality and Partnerships

Quality Assurance Documentation


Welcome to the University of Portsmouth's Quality Assurance Documention webpage, which draws together in a single location the policies and guidance which constitute the University’s quality assurance framework and underpin the University's academic infrastructure, and provides links to relevant University webpages and external body webpages and quality documents. It is primarily a source for staff on a wide range of information relating to educational governance at the University, and students may also find relevant information regarding their course.

If you require any further information, advice, support or guidance please contact our dedicated Academic Standards, Quality and Partnerships team by email at who will be happy to help. 


University of Portsmouth documents


Education Strategy

Curriculum Framework Specification

Code of Practice for Work-based and Placement Policy

Hallmarks of a University of Portsmouth Graduate


University of Portsmouth weblinks

Course Approval, Modification and Closure for all course related templates and guidance 

Exernal Examiners for both University staff and External Examiners

PSRB for details on Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies (PRSBs) accreditation

Research Degrees for Research Degree Programmes and students



External body documents

Quality Assurance Agency - UK Quality Code for Higher Education

Quality Assurance Agency - Qualification Characteristic Statements

Quality Assurance Agency - Benchmark Statements

Quality Assurance Agency - Framework for Higher Education Qualifications


Useful External web links

Office for Students

UK Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA)

The Council of Validating Universities (CVU)

Higher Education Academy

Higher Education Funding Council (HEFCE)