Access Funds - These are funds that are provided to support students with special cases, or those where a financial need is established. Students who have disabilities, physical, or other, who may not be able to continue with the without the funding are also included.
Admissions Department - The admissions department is responsible for dealing with admissions to the University. Every University has one. They will be your prime contact once you have started the UCAS process until you have formally accepted a place at your chosen University.
Annual Travelcard - Sometimes known as a season ticket. An annual travelcard is a pre-paid ticket, allowing the holder to travel by bus, tube and train without having to pay again in the time the ticket is valid.
APR (Annual Percentage Rate) - This is a term used to specify the rate of interest applied to loans that you will, or may have already taken out. The rate of interest differs depending on the bank or company issuing the loan. The annual percentage rate is quantified, as a certain percentage of the loan taken out that will need to be paid back per year. This is normally shown as 11.9% (Apr).
Assignments - Assignments are tasks that you will undertake during your course in Higher Education. Assignments can either be undertaken individually or by a group. There exist numerous types of assignment, and each will require you to do different things for example, researching topics, giving presentations and writing reports. An assignment is an alternative means of assessment and is necessary in view of the fact that it is not possible to assess researching, project management, communication and other such skills during an exam. You will be marked against a set of tasks that must be completed in full to obtain the pass mark. Higher grades will be awarded if you can show understanding in your work, or have included work that adds to the assignment but was not specifically asked of.