Campus: A campus is the environment in which university buildings and grounds are grouped together in one area. Sometimes universities have several different campuses. The University of East London is based on three superbly located campuses - close to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park we have Stratford campus and University Square Stratford (USS), and we also have the Docklands campus near the 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.