QAA Audit and Review Communication Service

Welcome to ARCS. This site provides access to QAA's Audit and Review Communication Service (including reviewer email, folders and supporting publications). Entry beyond this point is restricted to review and audit community members, and QAA staff; to progress further you will need your QAA username and password.

If you are experiencing access problems, a helpdesk service is available 09:00 to 17:00, Monday to Friday on 01452 557123, or via email on

QAA news alert

QAA uses an email news alert to provide higher education institutions and others with an interest in higher education a fortnightly update on news from QAA. It is a great way of finding out about consultations, events, new publications and reports, and QAA-related news in a quick and easy manner.

QAA news alert is used for sending messages from QAA to interested parties. It does not operate as a discussion list.

To join the distribution list please see The main website for JISCmail is

Folder usage note for Auditors and SSRs

A pair of folders mini-guides have been produced to improve awareness of changes arising from the recent removal of reviewer mailboxes. Look under the HELP section of the site for more information.

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