Jargon Buster

Here at DMU we recognise that applying to university can be a stressful time, not only for students but for parents and guardians too.  

We’ve put together a jargon buster to help make sense of the application process and life at university.  

Click here to view or download.

This list covers most of the common words and phrases used but of course if there’s something you are unsure about, or isn’t included please contact our friendly advisers on +44 (0) 116 2 50 60 70 via our webform or tweet us on @dmuenquiry

You can also view the UCAS Jargon Buster video below.

Further advice and information for parents and guardians

If you would like to receive further advice and information for parents from DMU then please fill in your details below. We will contact you with hints and tips throughout the academic year to assist you in supporting your son or daughter's application process.

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