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SCU Policy Library Glossary

The SCU Policy Library Glossary is a list of terms and their standard definitions for policies, procedures and guidelines. Unless separately defined or the context of the policy requires otherwise then the following definitions apply to each policy.

 It is expected that the glossary will be built up over time and documents will gradually be converted to incorporate standard definitions as part of the normal review process.

Click on a letter from A to Z below to view Glossary items that begin with the selected letter, or use the scroll bar located on the right hand side of this page to browse the entire list.


Head of School

The person appointed by the Vice Chancellor to manage a School; all references to Head of School should be read additionally as references to Director of College.

Higher Degrees Research Committee (HDRC)

The Higher Degrees Research Committee is a committee of the Academic Board responsible for Higher Degree Research training across the University.