We are an independent public body. We are not part of central Government, but we report to Parliament through the Department for Education (DfE).
We were established by the Higher Education and Research Act 2017, which also sets out our powers and general duties.
Meet our team
Our chair is Sir Michael Barber and our chief executive is Nicola Dandridge CBE.
We are governed by a board which sets our strategy and is advised by a student panel.