This paper outlines the key data and metrics that are being used to assure and assess quality and standards in United Kingdom (UK) higher education. It is a brief overview of data driven reforms to quality assurance in the UK in recent years. This is a fascinating time in UK quality assurance. Written shortly after a general election and against the backdrop of the Brexit negotiations, we also consider the politics and policy that led to these reforms.
This paper was presented at EQAF and reflects the views of the named authors only.