So... what's next?

You’re powering through the first days and have got to grips with the basic things like your timetable and how to find out what's going on. What's next? There are so many opportunities for you to take advantage of as a Keele student!

Take advantage of all the free-to-access services available to you as a Keele student.

Embrace all the good stuff that being a Keele student enables you to be a part of!

Explore our beautiful campus and its facilities if you'll be living or travelling on to campus. 


Acronyms and terminology

And here's a quick table to familiarise you with some of the terms you might hear as part of academic life.

Acronym/term

What it means

Award

Undergraduate degree, Masters etc. (i.e. a qualification!)

CEC

Clinical Education Centre (Based at the hospital site – home of many of our clinical courses)

Credit

A numerical value attributed to the completion of a module, usually 1 credit = 10 learning hours. At Keele modules are normally multiples of 15 credits

ECs

Exceptional Circumstances - unforeseen issues which adversely affect a student’s academic performance

FY

Foundation Year

HEAR

Higher Education Achievement Report - a detailed transcript given to undergraduates when they leave

KLE

Keele Learning Environment – an online portal to various functions, incl. committee sites

Level

Shorthand for the level of study of a module or award, e.g. undergraduate, as defined in the FHEQ

Moderation

A quality checking process whereby a second marker ensures that marking standards are appropriate

PGR

Postgraduate Research

PGT

Postgraduate Taught

PhD

"Philosophiæ Doctor" - Doctor of Philosophy

Programme

Collection of modules leading to an award

SVR

Student Voice Representatives - elected reps for each programme and year

UG

Undergraduate