University of Edinburgh

Deaf Students in Scottish Higher Education


ADPS Achievements of Deaf Pupils in Scotland
ASL Act Additional Support for Learning Act (2004)
Auslan Australian Sign Language
B.Ed Bachelor of Education (undergraduate degree)
BDA British Deaf Association
BRITE Beattie Resources for Inclusiveness in Technology and Education
BSc Bachelor of Science (undergraduate degree)
BSL British Sign Language
CACDP Council for the Advancement of Communication with Deaf People
CPD Continuing Professional Development
City Lit City Literary Institute (London)
CPGD Cross-Party Group on Deafness
CSW Communication Support Worker
DDA Disability Discrimination Act (1995)
DENI Department of Education for Northern Ireland
DSA Disabled Students Allowance
ESRC Economic and Social Research Council
FE Further Education
FEC Further Education College
GP General Practitioner
HE Higher Education
HEFCE Higher Education Funding Council of England
HEI Higher Education Institution
HESA Higher Education Statistics Agency
ICT Interactive Communication Technology
IT Interactive Technology
JUDE Joint Universities Deaf Education Project
(Queen’s University Belfast and University of Ulster)
LEA Local Education Authority
MRC Medical Research Council
NATED National Association for Tertiary Education for Deaf Students
NDCS National Deaf Childrens’ Society
NVQ National Vocational Qualification
PGCE Postgraduate Certificate of Education
PhD Doctorate
PHIS Public Health Institute of Scotland
QAA Quality Assurance Agency
QI Quality Indicator
RNID Royal National Institute for Deaf People
SAAS Students Awards Agency Scotland
SASLI Scottish Association of Sign Language Interpreters
SCoD Scottish Council on Deafness
SDT Scottish Disability Team
SEED Scottish Executive Education Department
SEN Special Educational Needs
SENDA Special Educational Needs and Disability Act (2001)
SHEFC Scottish Higher Education Funding Council (now the Scottish
Funding Council [SFC])
SNVQ Scottish National Vocational Qualification
SQA Scottish Qualifications Agency
SSC Scottish Sensory Centre
SSE Sign Supported English
TROG Test for Reception of Grammar
UCAS Universities and Colleges Admissions Service
UCLAN University of Central Lancashire