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Cardiff University Acronyms and Abbreviations

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Academic Schools/Centres

  • ARCHI - Welsh School of Architecture
  • BIOSI  - Cardiff School of Biosciences
  • BRASS - Research Centre for Business Relationships, Accountability, Sustainability and Society
  • CAIR - Centre for Automotive Industry Research
  • CARBS - Cardiff Business School (includes Economics)
  • CASPiR - Centre for Applied Spin Resonance
  • CASS - Centre for Advanced Studies in Social Sciences
  • CCAB - Cardiff Centre for Astrobiology
  • CHEHC - Centre for the History of Evaluation in Health Care
  • CHEMY - Cardiff School of Chemistry
  • CISHE - Cardiff Institute of Society, Health and Ethics
  • CITER - Cardiff Institute of Tissue Engineering and Repair
  • CLAWS - Cardiff Law School
  • COLDS - Common Cold & Nasal Research
  • COMSC - Cardiff School of Computer Science
  • CPLAN - Cardiff School of Planning and Geography
  • CPLS - Centre for Professional Legal Studies
  • CUBRIC - Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre
  • DENTL - School of Dentistry
  • EARTH - Cardiff School of Earth and Ocean Sciences
  • ENCAP - Cardiff School of English Studies, Communication and Philosophy
  • ENGIN - Cardiff School of Engineering
  • EUROP - Cardiff School of European Languages, Translation and Politics
  • HCARE - School of Healthcare Sciences
  • HUMSS - Humanities and Social Studies Office
  • JOMEC - Cardiff School of Journalism, Media & Cultural Studies
  • LEARN - Cardiff Centre for Lifelong Learning
  • MATHS - Cardiff School of Mathematics
  • MEDIC - School of Medicine
  • MUSIC - Cardiff School of Music
  • OPTOM - Cardiff School of Optometry and Vision Sciences
  • PGMDE - School of Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education
  • PHRMY - Cardiff School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • PHYSX - Cardiff School of Physics and Astronomy
  • PSYCH - Cardiff School of Psychology
  • SHARE - Cardiff School of History, Archaeology and Religion
  • SIRC - Seafarers International Research Centre
  • SOCSI - Cardiff School of Social Sciences
  • UPSI - Universities' Police Science Institute
  • WELSH - Cardiff University School of Welsh

Professional Services 

  • ADMN - Central Administration
  • ADVIS - Student Advisory
  • AUDIT - Joint Internal Audit Unit
  • CARSV - Careers & Advisory Service
  • CATER - Catering
  • CAIRD - Communications and International Relations
  • CLLNG - Student Counseling
  • CRECH - Crèche
  • CSERV - Campus Services
  • DEVAR - Development and Alumni Relations
  • DYSLX - Dyslexia Resource Centre
  • ESTAT - Estates
  • FINCE - Finance
  • GOVRN - Governance and Compliance
  • GRADC - Graduate Centre
  • HRSHE - Human Resources, Safety, Health and Environment
  • INSRV - Information Services
  • JSERV - Joint Services
  • MKTNG - International and Marketing
  • NHSLS - NHS Liaison
  • OSHEU - Occupational Safety, Health and Environment Unit
  • PLANN - Planning
  • PURCH - Purchasing Section
  • RACD - Research, Innovation and Enterprise Services
  • REGIS - Registry
  • SECTY - Security and Portering
  • SPORT - Sport and Exercise
  • SRWEB - Student Recruitment and Web Development
  • SS&G - Student Services and Governance
  • USG - University Systems Group
  • WLSRV - Welsh Language Services
  • VCO - Vice-Chancellor's Office