Higher Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects - Science and Technology Committee Contents


ABPI             Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry

ACME            Advisory Committee on Mathematics Education

AMS             Academy of Medical Sciences

BCS             British Computer Society

BIS             Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

CaSE             Campaign or Science and Engineering

CASE             Collaborative Awards in Science and Engineering

CBI             Confederation of British Industry

CIHE             Council for Industry and Higher Education

CPD             Continuing Professional Development

CRAC        Careers Research and Advisory Centre

DTC             Doctoral Training Centre

EEA             European Economic Area

EPSRC        Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

ESRC             Economic and Social Research Council

EU             European Union

FCO             Foreign and Commonwealth Office

FHEQ        Framework for Higher Education Qualifications

GCSE             General Certificate of Secondary Education

GSK             GlaxoSmithKline

HE             Higher Education

HEA             Higher Education Academy

HECSU        Higher Education Careers Services Unit

HEFCE        Higher Education Funding Council for England

HESA             Higher Education Statistics Agency

HEI             Higher Education Institution

HMC             Headmasters' and Headmistress' Conference

HO             Home Office

IET             Institution of Engineering and Technology

IPPR             Institution for Public Policy Research

IUSS             Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills

JACS             Joint Academic Coding System

KIS             Key Information Set

NSS             National Student Survey

NUS             National Union of Students

OECD        Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

OFFA             Office for Fair Access

OFSTED        Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills

OIA             Office of the Independent Adjudicator

PSW             Post Study Work

QAA             Quality Assurance Agency

QCDA        Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency

RAE             Research Assessment Exercise

REF             Research Excellence Framework

RCS             Royal Society of Chemistry

RCUK        Research Council UK

SEPNet        South East Physics Network

SIVS             Strategically Important and Vulnerable Subjects

SME             Small and Medium Enterprise

SSC             Sector Skills Council

STA             Standards and Testing Agency

STEM        Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

UCAS             Universities and Colleges Admissions Service

UG             Undergraduate

UKBA        UK Border Agency

UKCES        UK Commission for Employment and Skills

UKCISA        UK Council for International Student Affairs

UK             United Kingdom

UN             United Nations

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