AGR Association of Graduate Recruiters
AUT Association of University Teachers
BMA British Medical Association
CAFAS Council for Academic Freedom and Academic Standards
CATS Credit Accumulation and Transfer System
CBI Confederation of British Industry
CIHE Council for Industry and Higher Education
CIMA Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
COSHEP Committee of Scottish Higher Education Principals
CVCP Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals
EIS Educational Institute of Scotland
FE Further Education
GNVQs General National Vocational Qualifications
HEFCE
Higher Education Funding Council for England
HEFCW
Higher Education Funding Council for Wales
HEIs
Higher Education Institutions
HEQC
Higher Education Quality Council
HNC
Higher National Certificate
HND
Higher National Diploma
IIP
Investors in People
NCVQ
National Council for Vocational Qualifications
NUS
National Union of Students
PC
Personal Computer
PFI
Private Finance Initiative
RAE
Research Assessment Exercise
SCOTCAT
Scottish Credit Accumulation and Transfer
SCOTVEC
Scottish Vocational Education Council
SEDA
Staff and Educational Development Association
SHEFC
Scottish Higher Education Funding Council
SLA
Student Loans Agency
SMEs
Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
SNP
Scottish National Party
SRHE
Society for Research into Higher Education
SQA
Scottish Qualifications Authority
TECs
Training and Enterprise Councils
UCAS
Universities and Colleges Admissions System
UCoSDA
Universities and Colleges Staff Development Association