There are many terms in currency around the education world which display ambiguity of meaning. This is an attempt to define a vocabulary which clarifies at least what is meant when we use a word or phrase of jargon in the context of engineering education.  The following list is alphabetical: no further significance is intended by the order of terms.


The annual National Student Survey comprises 22 or more questions and is taken by all graduating students in the UK:   An 80% participation rate is expected by HEFCE.  Results are made public at institution and discipline level, and are widely heeded by university managements.