Stakeholders and representation

AoC works with a wide range of official organisations:

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS)
  • Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE)
  • Student Loans Company (SLC)
  • Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA
  • Office of the Independent Adjudicator (OIA)
  • Office for Fair Access (OFFA)
  • Quality Assurance Agency (QAA)


and other agencies involved in higher education:

  • Prospects – the official graduate careers website
  • Randstad – a recruitment consultancy and disability service
  • Which? – course comparisons for consumers
  • Not Going To Uni – online apprenticeships guide 
  • Progression Trust – organisation for lifelong progression through education and training
  • Forum for Access and Continuing Education (FACE) – widening participation practitioners group
  • Action on Access – national support for access to HE
  • British Universities Film and Video Council – promotes moving images for teaching and research in HE and FE
  • Buttle UK – organisation that helps children and young people living in poverty
  • Who Cares Trust – organisation that gives looked after young people a voice
  • The Open University
  • National Union of Students
  • All universities in England


AoC is also active in international HE and has several links with sister organisations and institutions across the world. Arti Saraswat is AoC ‘s Senior Policy Manager for HE.