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Acronyms used in equalities related documents

Listed in alphabetical order:

ACAS

Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service

ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

BAME

Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic

BME

Black and Minority Ethnic

CAPOD

Centre for Academic, Professional and Organisational Development

CBT

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

DDA

Disability Discrimination Act (replaced with the Equality Act)

DWP

Department for Work and Pensions (UK Government)

E&DI

Equality and Diversity Inclusion

ECU

Equality Challenge Unit

EHRC

Equality & Human Rights Commission

EIA

Equality Impact Assessment

FTE

Full Time Equivalent

HEA

Higher Education Academy

HEFCE

Higher Education Funding Council for England

HEI

Higher Education Institution

HERAG

Higher Education Race Action Group

HESA

Higher Education Statistics Agency

HR S&A

Human Resources Support and Advice

HSE

Health and Safety Executive

IOP

Institute of Physics

LGBT

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender

LGBTIQ

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer 

ME/CFS

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

MS

Multiple Sclerosis

OCD

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

OH

Occupational Health

PoTS

Postural Tachycardia Syndrome

PSED

Public Sector Equality Duty

PTSD

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

PVD

Peripheral Vascular Disease

QAA

Quality Assurance Agency

RCUK

Research Councils UK

REF

Research Excellence Framework

RDS/ARDS

Respiratory Distress Syndrome/Acute Respiratory distress syndrome

RS…

Royal Society of…  e.g. RSC = Chemistry; RSE = Edinburgh

SENDA

Special Educational Needs Discrimination Act

SET

Science, Engineering and Technology

SFC

Scottish Funding Council

SPA

Supporting Professionalism in Admissions

STEM

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

TU

Trades Union

UCAS

University and Colleges Admissions Service

 

 

 

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