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How did you do in your exams?



How did you do in your exams?

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 Tariff:

The list of points you score for each of your further education qualifications. Collect enough points and you might have enough to get into a particular degree at a particular university. Points on their own don't make prizes though - so don't skimp on your application and personal statement.

Theology:
The study of God, gods and religion.

Thesp:
An arty-farty acting type.

Top-up fees:
The tuition fees that universities are now allowed to directly charge students in most parts of the UK — before, your LEA would usually stump up. What you have to pay varies at each university and on how much you or your parents earn, though they're currently capped at three grand.

Town/Gown:
An expression which describes the relationship between locals and the student and academic staff community. People say 'town/gown' even though students these days are more at home in a GAP T-shirt and a pair of scuffed Skechers than a gown and mortar board. Come Graduation Day, though, students are geared up in 'subfusc', as the outfit is called, and photos are taken of them. Embarrassment guaranteed.

Tutee:
A student whose work (and/or well-being) is overseen by a particular tutor. It's pronounced more like 'chew tea' than like 'tutty'.

Tutor:
An academic who oversees or supervises the work of individual students (tutees).

Tutorial:
A small group of students - definitely no more then five otherwise it's a seminar whatever they claim - who meet up with a tutor and discuss their studies. If they're lucky, students get one-to-one tutorials which are a great opportunity to discuss individual ideas, thoughts and problems with work.

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