Campus: A campus is the environment in which university buildings and grounds are grouped together in one area. Sometimes universities have a number of different campuses. The University of East London is based in two superbly located campuses – in Stratford, close to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, and in London Docklands, near Royal Albert Dock. We are easy to get to by public transport or by car.
CAS: A Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) is a compulsory requirement to support a Tier 4 (General) student visa application for international students. A CAS must be requested before a student starts their visa application.
Clearing: If you don’t get a place on a course – whether it is because you didn’t get offers, declined offers or failed to get the necessary grades – Clearing is a system operated by UCAS that allows you to apply for other courses that still have vacancies.
Conditional offer: A conditional offer means an applicant has a place on a UCAS course of study dependent on achieving certain conditions, such as minimum A-level grades.
Conditional Firm: This is a conditional offer that has been firmly accepted by an applicant. Once the conditions are met, this will become an Unconditional firm (UF).
Core modules: Core modules are modules that are central and compulsory to the programme of study. Passing assessment and/or examination in these is essential to enable the student to progress to the next level of the course.
CPD: CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. This is the process of continuing to develop skills and knowledge beyond any initial training.
Credit Accumulation Transfer Scheme (CATS): Sometimes it is possible to gain credit for completing parts of a degree. A student may be able to transfer credits under CATS if they have already studied to a certain level, on a degree programme or for relevant professional qualifications before starting a degree.
Credit level: Credit level is a way to distinguish the difficulty of a module. First year modules are usually rated as Level 4, second year modules as Level 5, and final year modules as Level 6.