keywords

  • Key words

    Quick reference guide for key words

    accommodation
    adviser (not advisor)
    affect (‘Their business was not affected by the recession’ but ‘The recession has had no effect on their business’.)
    ageing (not aging)
    A-level
    alumni (plural)
    alumnus/alumna (male/female) - or graduate for recruitment materials
    audio-visual
    autumn 2017

    BA (Hons)
    bachelor’s degree
    behaviour (not behavior)
    benefited/benefiting (one ‘t’ only)
    Brookes Bursary Scheme
    BROOKESbus
    BROOKESkey
    BSc (Hons)

    cafe (no accent)
    centre (not center)
    childcare
    Clearing (UCAS system) (capital C)
    co-operate
    co-ordinate
    coursework
    cybersecurity (one word)
    cyberspace (one word)

    DipHE (diploma of higher education)
    DfE (Department for Education)

    email
    e-learning
    e-commerce
    eg (not e.g.)
    en suite (two words)
    euro (euros)

    F1 (Formula 1)
    Facebook
    Fairtrade
    focusing (one ‘s’ only)
    Formula Student
    foundation course
    foundation degree - Fd(A) or Fd(Sc)
    full-time
    further education

    GCSE (general certificate of secondary education)
    Gipsy Lane (not Gypsy)
    government
    graduate (not alumni/alumna) in recruitment materials

    halls of residence
    headteacher (not headmaster or headmistress)
    healthcare (one word)
    HEFCE (Higher Education Funding Council for England)
    higher education but HE
    honours (lower case unless part of a specific degree title)

    iMac, iPod, iTunes, iPlayer
    International Baccalaureate (upper case)
    install
    instalment
    interdisciplinary
    -ise (not -ize)

    John Henry Brookes Building (upper case)
    judgement (not judgment)

    liaison
    lifelong

    marketplace
    master’s degree(s)
    motorsport
    multicultural
    multidisciplinary
    multi-ethnic
    multimedia
    multiprofessional

    national curriculum
    NSS survey (National Student Satisfaction Survey)

    Ofsted (Office for Standards in Education)
    OxINMAHR (Oxford Institute for Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Research)

    Park & Ride (not Park and Ride)
    part-time
    PGCE (postgraduate certificate in education)
    PGCert (postgraduate certificate)
    PGDip (postgraduate diploma)
    PhD by research
    PIP (personal information portal)
    postgraduate
    post-qualification
    practice (noun)
    practise (verb)
    principal (first in importance)
    principle (rule)
    Pro Vice-Chancellor
    program (computers)
    programme (of study)
    pro-rata

    open day (no caps)

    semester (not term)
    Semester 1
    signalling (not signaling)
    socioeconomic
    south-east (lower case and hyphen)
    specialise (with an ‘s’ not ‘z’)
    stationary (not moving)
    stationery (writing materials)
    students’ union (but Brookes Union)

    University of Oxford (not Oxford University)

    Vice-Chancellor (with hyphen)
    Vice-President
    Victorian era (capital V)

    wellbeing (1 word)
    WhatsApp
    wifi (lower case ‘w’)
    work placement year (no hyphen)
    worldwide
    WP (widening participation)

    Year 1 of a course (not year 1)
    Year 12 students
    YouTube (1 word, upper case ‘Y’ and ’T’)