Our policy on disclosure of records relating to applications for degree awarding powers and university title (DAP and UT) was first published in 2008 and revised following a consultation in 2009.
Under this policy:
- all records are closed until the decision of the Privy Council has been made public
- after the Privy Council's decision, access to the following records will be given on request:
- documents supplied by an applicant organisation that are already in the public domain
- routine administrative information
- Advisory Committee on Degree Awarding Powers (ACDAP) minutes from July 2008 forward (1)
- QAA's advice to the Privy Council
- following publication of the first audit report after the grant of degree awarding powers, or five years after the Privy Council's decision, whichever is the longer, access will be given to the scrutiny team's report (2)
- ten years after the Privy Council's notification, access will be given, on request, to all remaining DAP/UT records, subject to any remaining issues of commercial confidentiality.
(1) This excludes the annexes prepared for the Board relating to final reports. References to ongoing scrutiny activity will also be removed.
(2) The report may still be subject to commercial interest redactions. The organisation may grant access to this report before this time.
Read about the consultation on the disclosure policy.Read the circular letter about the disclosure policy.
Terms of engagement
Our terms of engagement set out what applicant organisations can expect from us and from the DAP/UT process.
Read our terms of engagement (PDF).