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All businesses, industries and sectors have their own jargon, acronyms and phrases, but Higher Education must be near the top of the league tables!

For most new entrants coming into Higher Education, the sheer quantity, and the frequency with which they are used on an everyday basis can be quite overwhelming. Add to this the fact that they are constantly changing and this aspect of life in HE becomes nigh impossible to master (for example, the government department responsible for HE has changed its name four times since 2007).

In this section we’ve collected together as many as we can find, with as accurate a definition as we can manage, and some relevant links. It won’t stay up-to-date, but it’s a start – good luck.  Add some more in if for yourself if you find any!