University's diary of events for the academic year.
An identity management system which allows users in Higher Education access to a wide range of otherwise restricted databases and other online resources. Athens
The University's virtual learning environment (VLE) - which supports a range of academic and administrative functions. Blackboard
Budget and Resources Committee
A guide to committee memberships, the Almanac (see above), a list of University senior staff.
CFS (Central File Server) was the central computing service managed by IT Services. University staff and students were issued with a CFS account. Now staff and students are issued with a University IT account which gives staff and students access to University managed IT systems such as University PCs, Blackboard virtual learning environment, eduroam wi-fi and much more.
The formal head of the University, the Chancellor is Chair of the Court and a member of the University Council (although does not usually attend Council meetings). The Chancellor presides at degree ceremonies and other formal occasions, but also has a wider role in representing the University to the world at large.
Council is the governing body of the University made up of University staff and lay representatives.
The University's website system before the introduction of Plone. Campus Wide Information System/Corporate Web Information Service (name changed)
De Montfort Hall
(Centre for) English Local History
Fielding Johnson Building
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Graduate Research Assistant
Henry Wellcome Building
Human Resources (previously Personnel)
Department of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (mental health services provider)
The Leicester Research Archive, the University's open access research repository
Maurice Shock Medical Sciences Building
Observed, Structured, Clinical Examination
The constantly moving series of open boxes for travelling between floors in the Attenborough Tower.
Programme Development Committee
Postgraduate Research (eg. PhD)
Postgraduate Taught (eg. MA, MSc)
Project Implementation Team
The content management system used for University of Leicester websites. University Webcentre
The Pro-Vice-Chancellors assist the Vice-Chancellor in maintaining and promoting the efficiency, effectiveness and good order of the University, and the senior of them stands in for the Vice-Chancellor in his/her absence.
An online resource of citations, abstracts and full papers in medicine and biological sciences. PubMed
Residential and Commercial Services
The Registrar and Secretary is the senior member of the University's administrative staff. He/she is responsible for providing all the University's administrative services.
The Registry is responsible for administrative matters relating to undergraduate students.
Senate is the principal academic body of the University.
Vice-Chancellor’s Advisory Committee
The Vice-Chancellor is the chief academic and executive officer of the University.
Virtual Learning Environment (Blackboard)
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