Higher Education and UCU activity is riddled with jargon and terminology that might be obscure to the uninitiated. UCU HQ has produced a handy jargon buster, which is available to download as a PDF below:

Local Jargon

  • AR - Academic Related
  • FAE - Framework of Academic Expectations
  • HERA - Higher Education Role Analysis
  • JCCRA - Joint Consultative Committee on Redundancy Avoidance
  • JNCC - Joint Negotiating & Consultative Committee
  • (New) JNCHES - Joint Negotiating Committee for Higher Education Staff
  • PGR - Postgraduate Researcher
  • PGT - Postgraduate Taught student
  • PNCC - Partnership and Negotiation Consultative Committee
  • RPG - Research Postgraduate
  • UCTL - University Committee on Teaching & Learning
  • UMG - University Management Group
  • USS - Universities Superannuation Scheme