HE Acronymophilia

How well do you know your UK HE acronyms. In a quiz that redefines niche Paul Greatrix asks you to prove your wonkish knowledge
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A while ago we did a wee acronym quiz here on Wonkhe in recognition of the fact that our sector just LOVES the darned things. So, as spring and the new HE conference season beckon, it seemed like the ideal time to take a break from weightier issues and set another really utterly pointless quiz on sector acronyms.

Note that have not included the most topical of acronyms – EPF, JNC, UCUHEC – given that everyone will know these now.

Now’s your chance therefore to impress all of your colleagues and demonstrate your HE acronym wonkery.

Everyone loves a Higher Ed acronym

Answers to follow at some point soon. In the meantime, see how many you can get without Googling. Tag your (honest) scores #HEacronyms and we’ll see who really knows best.

ISAS
UHR
DORA
UCET
FHEQ
TOEBI
UKCES
AUCSO
UKRIO
AUDE
RUGIT
JCPSG*
SASS
CETL*
UKSCQA
AMOSSHE
CAH
MASN*
UKPRN
SCONUL

And the special Wonkhe bonus:

TCOC

*no longer exists

Answers are below
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No peeking
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How many did you get right?
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Honestly?
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It was a really tough quiz, wasn’t it?
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Anyway, here are the answers
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ISAS International society of Anglo Saxonists
UHR Universities Human Resources
DORA  Declaration on Research Assessment
UCET Universities Council for the Education of Teachers
FHEQ Framework for Higher Education Qualifications
TOEBI Teachers of Old English in Britain & Ireland
UKCES UK Commission for Employment and Skills
AUCSO Association of University Chief Security Officers
UKRIO UK Research Integrity Office
AUDE Association of University Directors of Estates
RUGIT Russell Group IT Directors
JCPSG* Joint Costing and Pricing Steering Group
SASS Strategy for Access and Student Success
CETL* Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
UKSCQA UK Standing Committee for Quality Assessment
AMOSSHE Association of Managers of Student Services in Higher Education
CAH Common Aggregation Hierarchy
MASN* Maximum Aggregate Student Number
UKPRN UK Provider Reference Number
SCONUL Society of College, National and University Libraries

And the special Wonkhe bonus:

TCOC True Crime on Campus

 

Well done if you got more than a handful right. If you made it into double figures you are a genuine acronym wonk.

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