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Acronym

Definition

ADE

Associate Dean for Education

ADR

Associate Dean for Research and Impact

ADID

Associate Dean for Internationalisation and Development (role in previous University structure - Pre Sep 2022)

AHRC

Arts and Humanities Research Council

AMP

Aspiring Managers Programme

APC

Academic Policy Committee

APCL

Accredited Prior Certified Learning

APEL

Accredited Prior Experiential Learning

APL

Accreditation Prior Learning

APM

Annual Programme Monitoring

Aptos

University Finance Software (replaced by T1 in August 2018)

ASC

Academic Support Consultant

ASNs

Additional Student Numbers

ASU

Academic Support Unit (Cornwall Campus)

AUA

Association of University Administrators

BALEAP

British Association of Lecturers in English for Academic Purposes

BBSRC

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

BPSMG

Broader Professional Services Management

CALM

The Heritage Collections Archives Catalogue

CAMS

Communication and Marketing

CBR

Contribution Based Award (No longer used)

CBS

Centrally Bookable Space

CEDAR

Clinical Education Development & Research (Psychology)

CEMPS

College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences (former College)

CLES

College of Life and Environmental Sciences (former College)

CPD

Continuing Professional Development

CRB

Criminal Records Bureau

CRIS

 Symplectic Elements Current Research Information System (for recording research outputs, funding and professional activities of Exeter researchers)

CRE

Commission for Racial Equality

CSM

Camborne School of Mines

CSR

Corporate & Social Responsibility

CUC

Combined Universities of Cornwall

DARO

Development and Alumni Relations Office

DBA

Desk Based Assessment

DClinPsy

Doctor of Clinical Psychology

DCO

Director of College Operations

DDA

Disability Discrimination Act

DEG

Disability Equality Group

DMM

Domestic Management

DOI

Direct of Impact

DOR

Director of Research

DPA

Data Protection Act

DRC

Disability Rights Commission

DRC

Disability Resource Centre

DVC

Deputy Vice Chancellor

EAS

Education and Academic Services

ECR

Early Career Researcher

ECTS

European Credit Transfer System

ECU

Equality Challenge Unit

EdD

Doctor of Education

EDC

Equality and Diversity Committee

EE

Educational Enhancement

EEG

External Engagement and Global

EHRC

Equality and Human Rights Commission 

ELE

Exeter Learning Environment (Moodle)

EMPS

College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences (former College)

EOC

Equal Opportunities Commission

EPSRC

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

ERBS

Exeter Retirement Benefits Scheme

ERDP

Effective Researcher development Programme

ERICA

External Relations, Internationalisation, Communications and Alumni

ESE

Faculty of Environment, Sciences and Economy

ESF

European Social Fund

ESI

Environmental Sustainability Institute

ESRC

Economic and Social Research Council

ESS

Education and Student Support

ETHOS

E-Theses Online Service (bibliographic database and union catalogue of electronic theses provided by the British Library)

FAS

Full-time Abroad Study

FAW

Full-time Abroad Working

FCH

Flexible Combined Honours

FDA

Foundation Degree

FdSc

Foundation Degree in Science

FEC

Full Economic Costing

FHEQ

Framework for Higher Education Qualifications

FICS

Finance, Infrastructure and Commercial Services

FIP

Full-time Industrial Placement

FLC

Foreign Language Centre

FLM

First Line Managers

FOI

Freedom of Information Act

FT

Full Time

FTE

Full Time Equivalent

GTA

Graduate Teaching Assistant

HASS

Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

(F)HASS

Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

HE

Higher Education

HEA

Higher Education Academy

HEFCE

Higher Education Funding Council for England

HEI

Higher Education Institution

HERA

Higher Education Role Analysis

HESA

Higher Education Statistics Agency

HLS

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

HoS

Head of School

HR

Human Resources

HS

Hospitality Services

HUMs

College of Humanities

HuSS

School of Humanities and Social Sciences (Historic)

ICS

Institute of Cornish Studies

IELTS

International English Language Testing System

IDM

Income Distribution Model

IIB

Innovation, Impact and Business

ILM

Institute of Leadership and Management

ISPG

Information Systems Planning Group

JISC

Joint Information Services Committee 

JNC

Joint Negotiating Committee

JNCHES

Joint Negotiating Committee for Higher Education Staff

KPIs

Key Performance Indicators

KTP

Knowledge Transfer Partnership

L&D

Learning & Development

LES

College of Life and Environmental Sciences (former College)

LGPS

Local Government Pension Scheme

LLO

Library Liaison Officer

LPG

Learning Partnership Group

LSI

Living Systems Institute

LTHE

Learning & Teaching in Higher Education

LTSS

Learning and Teaching Support Services

MHFG

Mental Health Focus Group

MRC

Medical Research Council

NCBS

non credit-bearing students

NERC

Natural Environment Research Council

NHS

National Health Service

NRS

Non Recharged Space

NSS

National Student Survey

OH

Occupational Health

OHVD

Offer Holder Visitor Days

OMP

Occupational Maternity Pay

ORE

Open Research Exeter – our repository

pa

per annum

PCAP

Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice

PCMD

Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry

PDP

Professional Development Programme

PDP

Personal Development Plans

PDR

Performance and Development Review

PG

Postgraduate

PGCE

Postgraduate Certificate in Education

PGR

Postgraduate - Research

PGT

Postgraduate - Taught

PPBI

Policy, Planning and Business Intelligence

PRARG

Planning and Resource Allocation Review Group

PRES

Postgraduate Research Experience Survey

P&RC

Policy and Resource Committee

PSC

Professional Service Charge

PSLT

Professional Services Leadership Team

PSMG

Professional Services Management Group

PSR

Periodic Subject Review

PSRB

Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies

PT

Part Time

PTES

Postgraduate Experience Survey

PTS

Personal Transferrable Skills

PTSF

Part Time Service Fraction (used by USS)

PVC

Pro Vice-Chancellor

QAA

Quality Assurance Agency

QR

Quality Research

R&S

Registrar and Secretary

RAE

Research Assessment Exercise

RAE EO COP

Research Assessment Exercise Equal Opportunities Code of Practice

RAS

Research Activity Survey

R&C

Residences and Catering

RCM

Research Committee Mentor

REF

Research Excellence Framework

RDP

Research Degree Programme

REG

Race Equality Group

RLMT

Resident Labour Market Test 

ROM

Research Output Monitoring

RRAA

Race Relations (Amendment) Act

SAG

School Administrators Group

SALL

School of Arts, Languages and Literatures

SCP

Student Campus Partnership (Internship)

SCONUL

Society of College, National and University Libraries

SDF

Strategic Development Fund

SDU

Strategic Delivery Unit

SEAS

Student Employability & Academic Success

SENDA

Special Educational Needs and Disability Act

SID

Student Information Desk

SSIS

College of Social Sciences and International Studies (former College)

SSLC

Student Staff Liaison Committee

SLS

Service Level Statements

SMG

Senior Management Group

SMP

Statutory Maternity Pay

SMT

Senior Management Team

SPARC

Strategy, Performance and Resources Committee

SPG

School Planning Group

SPP

Statutory Paternity Pay

SR1

Staff Requisition

SRIF

Science Reserach Investment Fund

SRP

Statutory Redundancy Pay

SRS

Student Record System

SSP

Statutory Sick Pay

STEMM

Science Technology Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine

STFC

Science and Technology Facilities Council

T1

The University's Finance System

TF

Teaching Fellow

TGWU

Transport and General Workers Union (Now Unite)

TOEFL

Test of English as a Foreign Language

TOIL

Time off in Lieu

TPS

Teachers Pension Scheme

TQA

Teaching Quality Assurance Manual

TRAC

Transparent Approach to Costing

Trent HR

University's HR and Payroll System

TSB

Temporary Staff Bank

TT

Term time

UCEA

University Colleges Employers Association

UCU

University & Colleges Union

UCS

University Corporate Services

UEB

University Executive Board

UEBS

University of Exeter Business School (former college)

UEC

University of Exeter in Cornwall

UEMS

University of Exeter Medical School (former college)

UG

Undergraduate

ULP

University Leadership Programme

UMP

University Maternity Pay

URF

University Research Fund

USS

Universities Superannuation Scheme

VB

Vacancy Bulletin

VC

Vice Chancellor

VCEG

Vice Chancellor's Executive Group (now UEB)

VLE

Virtual Learning Environment

VPN

Virtual Private Network

WP

Widening Participation

 

 To add any abbreviations please email peopledevelopment@exeter.ac.uk