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HESA Student Record 2007/08

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HESA Student Record 2007/08

Commonly used acronyms

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Version 1.3 Produced 2008-06-30

ACU   Association of Commonwealth Universities
AGCAS   Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services
AHRC Arts and Humanities Research Council
AHUA Association of Heads of University Administrations
AIRS   Accelerated and Intensive Routes in Higher Education
ALC   Administrative Library and Computing
AoC   Association of Colleges
ASCII   American Standard Code for Information Interchange
AUA   Association of University Administrators
AUDE   Association of University Directors of Estates
BBSRC   Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council
BTEC   Business and Technician Education Council
BUFDG   British Universities Finance Directors Group
CASCOT Computer Assisted Coding Tool
CAT   Credit Accumulation Transfer
CNAA   Council for National Academic Awards
CSYS   Certificate of Sixth Year Studies
CVE   Continuing Vocational Education
CVU   Council of Validating Universities
DARDNI   Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Northern Ireland
DELNI   Department for Employment and Learning for Northern Ireland
DENI   Department of Education for Northern Ireland
DfES   Department for Education and Skills (in 2007 was split into the DIUS and DCSF)
DIUS Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills
DCSF Department for Children, Schools and Families
DH Department of Health
EC   European Community (or European Commission depending on context)
EDI   Electronic Data Interchange
EGAS   Education Grants Advisory Service
EPSRC   Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council
ERASMUS   European Community Action Scheme for the Mobility of Univ. Students
ERDF   European Regional Development Fund
ESF   European Social Fund
ESRC   Economic and Social Research Council
FE   Further Education
FEC   Further Education College(s)
FEDA   Further Educuation Development Agency
FES   Further Education Statistics
FTE   Full Time Equivalent(s)
GCE   General Certificate of Education
GCSE   General Certificate of Secondary Education
GEST   Grants for Education Support and Training
GNVQ   General National Vocational Qualification
GRIST   Grant Related In-Service Training
GSVQ   General Scottish Vocational Qualification
GTTR   Graduate Teacher Training Registry
HE   Higher Education
HECSU   Higher Education Careers Service Unit
HEFCE   Higher Education Funding Council for England
HEFCW   Higher Education Funding Council for Wales
HEI   Higher Education Institution(s)
HEMS   Higher Education Management Statistics
HEPPI   Higher Education Pay and Price Index
HERO   Higher Education and Research Opportunities in the UK
HESA   Higher Education Statistics Agency
HESACODE   HESA Classification Of Disciplines in Education
HESES   Higher Education Students Early Statistics Survey
HITECC   Higher Education Introductory Technology & Engineering Conversion Courses
HNC   Higher National Certificate
HND   Higher National Diploma
HSCIC Health and Social Care Information Centre
ILR   Individual Learner Record
INSET   In-Service Education of Teachers
ISO   International Standards Organisation
ITT   Initial Teacher Training
JACS   Joint Academic Coding System
JANET   Joint Academic Network
JISC   Joint Information Services Committee
JYA   Junior Year Abroad
LEA   Local Education Authority
LEONARDO   European Commission action programme in the sphere of vocational training
LINGUA   Scheme to improve students language skills
LSC   The Learning and Skills Council
LSDA   Learning and Skills and Development Agency
MRC   Medical Research Council
NAW   National Assembly for Wales
NCIHE   National Committee of Inquiry into Higher Education
NERC   Natural Environmental Research Council
NHS   National Health Service
NI   Northern Ireland
NS-SEC   National Statistics Socio-Economic Classification
NVQ   National Vocational Qualification
OECD   Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
ONC   Ordinary National Certificate
OND   Ordinary National Diploma
ONS   Office for National Statistics
ORSAS   Overseas Research Students Awards Scheme
PCT   Primary Care Trust
PFI   Private Finance Initiative
PGCE   Postgraduate Certificate in Education
PI   Performance Indicator(s)
PICKUP   Professional Industrial & Commercial up-dating Programme
PPARC   Particle Physics & Astronomy Research Council - now, with the Council for the Central Laboratory of the Research Councils (CCLRC), part of the Science and Technology Facilities Council
QAA   Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education
QCA   Qualifications and Curriculum Authority
QSL   Qualified School Leaver
QTS   Qualified Teacher Status
RAE   Research Assessment Exercise
SAAS   Student Awards Agency for Scotland
SCE   Scottish Certificate of Education
SCOP   Standing Conference of Principals (now known as GuildHE)
SCOTCAT   Scottish Credit Accumulation & Transfer Scheme
SEB   Scottish Examination Board
SEERAD Scottish Executive (Scottish Government) Environment & Rural Affairs Department
SEETLLD Scottish Executive (Scottish Government) Enterprise, Transport and Lifelong Learning Department
SFC   Scottish Further and Higher Education Funding Council
SHA Strategic Health Authority
SIC   Standard Industrial Classification
SLDD   Students with Learning Difficulties or Disabilities
SOC1990   Standard Occupational Classification 1990
SOC2000   Standard Occupational Classification 2000
SOCRATES   European Commission action programme in the sphere of school and higher education in the European Community.
SQA   Scottish Qualifications Authority
SRHE   Society for Research into Higher Education
SROC   Student Record Officers' Conference
SSR   Student Staff Ratio
SVQ   Scottish Vocational Qualification
SWAP   Scottish Wider Access Programme
TDA Training and Development Agency for Schools
TEMPUS   Trans-European Mobility Programme for University Studies
UACE   Universities Association for Continuing Education
UAP   University Authorities Panel
UCAS   Universities & Colleges Admissions Service
UCEA   The Universities and Colleges Employers Association
UFI   University for Industry
UK NARIC   The National Academic Recognition Information Centre for the United Kingdom
UK   United Kingdom
USR   Universities Statistical Record
USS   Universities Superannuation Scheme
VCE   Vocational Certificate in Education
WBL   Work Based Learning
WAG-DCELLS Welsh Assembly Government's Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills
WDC   Workforce Development Confederation
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