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Wednesday 29 March
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Anglia Ruskin University Acronyms

  • 4C - Four Counties
  • AB - Awards Board
  • ACFHE - Association of Colleges of Further and Higher Education
  • ACU - Association of Commonwealth Universities
  • Adm - Admissions
  • AHUA - Association of Heads of University Administration
  • ALP - Anglia Language Programme
  • ALSS - Arts, Law and Social Sciences, Faculty of
  • AMRC - Association of Medical Research Charities
  • AO - Academic Office
  • APCL - Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning
  • APEL - Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning
  • APL - Accreditation of Prior Learning
  • ARC - Academic Registrars Council
  • ARISE - Anglia Ruskin Initiative for Student Engagement
  • ARMA - Association of Research Managers & Administrators
  • ARMED - Active Risk Management in Education
  • AU - Assessment Unit (of the Academic Office)
  • AUA - Association of University Administrators
  • AUEE - Association of Universities in the East of England
  • B2C - Business to consumer
  • CEO - Chief Executive Officer
  • CISW - Certificate in Social Work
  • CMT - Corporate Management Team
  • CNAA - (the former) Council for National Academic Awards
  • CoWA - College of West Anglia
  • CPD - Continuing Professional Development
  • CRC - Cambridge Regional College
  • CRIC - Cambridge Ruskin International College
  • CSF - Course Specification Form (replaced PSF from September 2012)
  • CTF - Cambridge Theological Federation
  • DAP - Departmental Assessment Panel
  • DDA - Disability Discrimination Act
  • DoS - Director of Studies
  • DVC - Deputy Vice Chancellor
  • E&F - Estates and Facilities
  • e-vision - web-enabled version of Anglia Ruskin's Student Admin System (commonly referred to as SITS)
  • EB - Employment Bureau
  • EEDA - East of England Development Agency
  • ELT - English Language Teaching
  • EO - Equal Opportunities
  • ESF - European Social Fund
  • ESRC - Economic and Social Research Council
  • FB - Faculty Board
  • Fd - Foundation Degree
  • FEC - Further Education Corporation
  • FHSCE - Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education
  • FLTAS - Faculty Learning, Teaching & Assessment Subcommittee
  • FMT - Faculty Management Team
  • FQESS - Faculty Quality, Enhancement & Standards Subcommittee
  • FRDSC - Faculty Research Degrees Subcommittee
  • FREP - Faculty Research Ethics Panel
  • FST - Faculty of Science and Technology
  • HEFCE - Higher Education Funding Council for England
  • HEI - Higher Education Institution
  • HESA - Higher Education Statistics Agency
  • HESES - Higher Education Students Early Statistics Survey
  • HRC - Huntingdonshire Regional College
  • HRS - Human Resources Services
  • IBL - Inquiry Based Learning
  • IR - International Relations
  • ITS - IT Services
  • JISC - Joint Information Systems Committee
  • KTP - Knowledge Transfer Partnership
  • LAIBS - Lord Ashcroft International Business School
  • LCA - London College of Accountancy
  • LMI - Labour Market Intelligence
  • LSC - Learning & Skills Council
  • MARR - Marketing Admissions Recruitment and Retention Group
  • MDF - Module Definition Form
  • MIP - Maintenance Investment Programme
  • NHS - National Health Service
  • NSS - National Student Survey
  • NTI - New Technology Institute
  • NVQ - National Vocational Qualification
  • OA1 - The Overseas Activity form that staff must complete 3 weeks in advance of international travel. The on-line system for processing these is at http://web.anglia.ac.uk/anet/oa1form
  • OU - Open University
  • PGCE - Post Graduate Certificate of Education or Professional Graduate Certificate of Education
  • PRC - Peterborough Regional College
  • PSF - Pathway Specification Form (replaced by CSF from September 2012)
  • PVC - Pro Vice Chancellor
  • QA - Quality Assurance
  • QAA - Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education
  • QAU - Quality Assurance Unit (of the Academic Office)
  • QESC - Quality, Enhancement and Standards Committee (successor to QSC from December 2012)
  • QSC - Quality and Standards Committee (succeeded by QESC from December 2012)
  • RAE - Research Assessment Exercise
  • RDCS - Research, Development and Commercial Services
  • RDI - Resource Development International Limited
  • RDSC - Research Degrees Subcommittee
  • RDU - Research Degrees Unit (of the Academic Office)
  • REF - Research Excellence Framework
  • RESC - Research Ethics Sub-Committee
  • RM - Risk Management
  • RRPS - Rules, Regulations and Procedures for Students
  • SAM - School of Accounting & Management
  • SBS - Small Business Service
  • SCoP - Senate Code of Practice
  • SEC - Student Experience Committee
  • SEEC - South East Essex College
  • SEEVIC - South East Essex VI Form Community College (now known as SEEVIC College)
  • SENDA - Special Educational Needs and Disability Act
  • SITS - Strategic Information Technology Services - the company that supplies the University's student admin software. The software is called SITS:Vision
  • SME - Small/ Medium Enterprise
  • SPD - Sponsored Programmes Unit
  • SPPU - Strategic Planning and Policy Unit (of the Academic Office)
  • SS - Student Services
  • SSIG - Student Satisfaction Improvement Group
  • TA - Teaching Assistants
  • TAB - Thurrock & Basildon College
  • TGSE - Thames Gateway South Essex
  • TGSP - Thames Gateway Strategic Partnership
  • TTA - Teacher Training Agency
  • UAS - University Accommodation Services
  • UCAS - Universities and Colleges Admissions Service
  • UCH - University Centre, Harlow
  • UCP - University Centre Peterborough
  • UCWA - University College, West Anglia
  • UfI - University for Industry
  • USU - University/Student Union Liaison
  • UUK - Universities UK
  • VCG - Vice Chancellors Group
  • VLE - Virtual Learning Environment