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Acronyms, terminology, and useful websites

Baffled by all the jargon there is in higher education? This section provides useful acronyms and terminology relating to higher education both at De Montfort University (DMU) and nationally, with links through to websites for further information.

This information has been collated by the Department of Academic Quality (DAQ), and presented below for your use. Please contact Suzanne Nelson| with any queries. 

 

Acronym/term

Description

Category

TES

Times Educational Supplement| is a resource that allows teachers to network, share resources, and search for jobs.

Information/resource (National)

THE

Times Higher Education| is an online version of the Times Higher Education, a weekly newspaper reporting on all aspects of education in the HE sector.

Information/resource (National)

UCAS

Universities and Colleges Admissions Service| is a central organisation that processes applications for full-time undergraduate courses at UK universities and colleges.

Admissions (National)

UCPD

University Certificate of Professional Development

DMU

UG

Undergraduate

National

UMC

Undergraduate Management Committee| is a standing committee of Academic Board|, responsible for the implementation and review of the university's undergraduate scheme. Relates to PPMC|.

DMU

Unistats

Unistats| provides information about the quality of higher education in UK universities and colleges. Previously known as Teaching Quality Information (TQI).

Statistics (National)

UUK

Universities UK| is a lobby group for universities. 

Policy/initiatives (National)

VLE

Virtual Learning Environment| (known as 'Blackboard') provides students with online access to a wide range of learning and teaching resources.

DMU

 

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