For applications for university title or university college title that were submitted before 1 April 2019, the government’s guidance on university college and university title will continue to apply.
According to this guidance, the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) administered the process for the government and advised the government about submitted applications.
On 1 April 2018, the OfS took over HEFCE’s role in this process.
The decision to grant university or university college title usually rests with the Privy Council.
See more about this assessment process