A new Purple Flag Programme: Purple Flag Universities & Colleges (PFU&C)

Purple Flag Universities (PFU&C) is a new part of the Purple Flag accreditation programme for both universities and colleges and their life in the early evening and night time economy (ENTE). The aim is to raise the quality and transform the experience of all who study, live and work in universities and colleges across the UK.

The new part of the Purple Flag programme will set a quality benchmark for the management of university and college campuses, neighbouring urban centres and the links between. It will raise aspirations, acknowledge excellence and celebrate good practice in academic centres across the UK.

The deadline dates for applications to be in by for the Purple Flag rounds in 2016 are:

Round 20–13 October 2017
Round 21–31 January 2018
Round 22–29 June 2018
Round 23–12 October 2018

Submission Entry Fees

Each New, Interim Renewal and Full Renewal submission must be accompanied by the relevant submission fee. The fee covers the cost of processing the submission, assessor’s fees (not applicable to an Interim Renewal), documentation check, submission spot checks, preparation of report to the Purple Flag Panel, guidance and feedback to applicants and attendance for 4 people to attend the Purple Flag Awards ceremony (not applicable to Interim Renewals).

The submission fee is non-refundable and any new submission who is unsuccessful in Purple Flag accreditation will be entitled to re-apply within a 6-12 month period at 50% off the relevant prevailing rate.

Population of student based on data by higher education Stats New submission Entry Fee Interim Renewal Submission Fee  Full Renewal Submission Fee 
Under 10,000 £2250.00 £650.00 £1000.00
10,001 – 25,000 £3100.00 £900.00 £1400.00
Over 25,001 £35950.00 £1150.00 £1800.00