Another Wonkhe quiz: Still more HE acronymophilia

It's Friday, and Registrarism is back with another Wonkhe higher education quiz. Because of course he is.

The Higher Education sector, perhaps more than any other, is renowned for its acronyms and abbreviations. It’s just one of the ways we have of showing how smart we are and of protecting everything we regard as special.

There are more created every year and all self-respecting wonks need to work hard to stay on top of the alphabet challenge. It has been some time our last acronym quiz and therefore it seemed about time we offered up another one. We’ve got a selection of current and historical ones to test you out here. So how well do you know your HE acronyms and abbreviations?

First set – what a strange set of letters

CASE

HUMANE

USHA

HEPISG

ARWU

HECoS

POLAR

HUCS

DTC

HEBCoN

Second set – 10 relevant government and sector bodies that have bitten the dust in the last 15 years

DfES

OST

BIS

LSC

DCSF

OFFA

DEL(NI)

NCTL

OSI

BERR

See how many you can get without Googling and put your score in the comments section below or on Twitter #HEacronyms – we’ll see who really knows best. Answers here.

So, how many did you get?

17-20  Outstanding. Top of the heap. First class wonkery

13-16  Not bad, pretty solid wonking, but try a bit harder next time eh?

8-12  You really are university challenged.

< 8  It seems you’re in the wrong quiz.

One response to “Another Wonkhe quiz: Still more HE acronymophilia

  1. I’m definitely in the wrong quiz, although I wonder if my institution has more acronyms than any other and how other places theme theirs. We have a definite theme, see if you can spot it, with NILE (Northampton Integrated Learning Environment), CLEO (Collaborative Learning Experiences Online), CAIeRO (Creating Aligned Interactive educational Resource Opportunities), TUNDRA (The University of Northampton Document Repository and Archive) ….

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