Some University Related Abbreviations.....

ABW - Agresso Business World - the University’s self-service portal

AHRC - Arts & Humanities Research Council

BBSRC - Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council

COAH – College of Arts & Humanities

COM – College of Medicine

DTS – Development & Training Services

ELTA - Excellence in Learning & Teaching

EPSRC – Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council

ESRC – Economic & Social Research Council

ESSA - Student Support Awards

HEAR – Higher Education Achievement Record

HEFCW - Higher Education Funding Council for Wales

HESA - Higher Education Statistics Agency

HR - Human Resources

ISS - Information Services & Systems

ITF – Individual Training Fund

LIS - Library & information services

MRC - Medical Research Council

NERC - Natural Environment Research Council

PDR - Performance Development Review

PG - Postgraduate

PGR - Postgraduate Research

PGT – Postgraduate taught

PRSA – Postgraduate Research Skills Award

PSPU – Performance & Strategic Projects Unit

PVC - Pro Vice chancellor

QAA - Quality Assurance Agency

RAE - Research Assessment Exercise

RCUK - Research Councils UK

RDF – Researcher Development Framework

REF - Research Excellence Framework

RIAH – Research Institute of Arts & Humanities

RIASS – Research Institute for Applied Social Sciences

REIS - Research, Engagement & Innovation Services

RSA – Research Staff Association

SAILS - Swansea Academy of Inclusivity & Learner Support

SALT – Swansea Academy of Learning & Teaching

SOM - School of Management

STFC - Science & Technology Facilities Council

SURF – Swansea University Research Forum

tHE – Post-Grad Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education

UCAS - University & Colleges Admissions Service

UG - Undergraduate

UKCGE – UK General Council for Graduate Education

VC - Vice Chancellor

Vitae – Organisation which supports the professional development of researchers

WEBTEL – Swansea University staff directory