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Get Further - Education glossary
Category: Education
Date & country: 25/11/2007, UK
Words: 34


Alumni
Past students (and staff) of a university.

An academic
A person that is involved with some aspect of teaching or research at the university.

BA
Batchelor of Arts (degree title for arts based subjects eg BA (Hons) English Literature)

BSc
Batchelor of Science (degree title for science based subjects eg BSc Computing)

Campus
The site at which you study.

DipHE
Diploma of Higher Education

Doctorate
Post-graduate research qualification.

Faculty
Collection of study departments linked together by subject (eg. Engineering or Business)

Foundation Degree
A 2 year employment based course

Foundation year
Pre-degree level course to increase skills before starting on a degree- such as Art and Design Foundation.

Fresher
First year student

Gap Year
A year out of education before going to university.

Graduate
Someone who has passed their course

Grant
Money that is given to you and doesn't have to be paid back.

Halls of Residence
Accommodation block.

HE
Higher Education

HEI
Higher Education Institution

HNC
Higher National Certificate- a one year vocational course. Successful students can continue on to the second year of an HND course.

HND
Higher National Diploma- a 2 year vocational course. Can be topped up to a degree course with a further year of study.

Lecture
Large class, often listening to a tutor talking about a subject. Generally involves very little discussion.

Lecturer
Another word for teacher

Masters
Post graduate qualification.

NUS
National Union of Students

Open day
Day when you can visit the university or college and find out more.

Post Graduate
Someone who usually already has a degree and is studying at an advanced level.

Prospectus
Catalogue of courses and information about a university or college.

Semester
Half of the study year (usually Autumn to Spring and Spring to Summer)

Seminar
A small class based session discussing subject topics from lectures in more depth.

SLC
Student Loans Company

Student Loan
Money that is loaned to you whilst you are studying to help you pay for living / tuition costs.

Tutor
Another word for teacher

UCAS
University and Colleges Admissions Service

Under graduate
Someone studying for a first degree.

Vocational
Work/Employment related learning.