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1. The government wants to make it possible for most people to g onto higher education.
(education at a university)

2. He went to Oxford University, but I dont know which college he was at.
(an independent institution which has its own teachers, students, and buildings)

3. Im in the department of sociology.
(one of the parts into which a university is divided)

4. You should start revising for your exam as soon as possible. Any delay will result in vital time being lost.
(to read or study again something that you have learnt, especially when preparing for an exam)

5. The candidate paced nervously up and down waiting to be called for the interview.
(a person who is taking an exam)

6. Unless you pull your socks up, you've got no chance of passing the exam.
(to achieve necessary standard in an exam, test, etc.)

7. He is the dean of the Arts Faculty.
(the head of a faculty [a group of related departments in a university])

8. The academic year begins in October.
(the part of a year at university when students have classes and exams)

9. Theyre advertising a lectureship in the Sociology Department.
(the position of a lecturer)

10. I've just been appointed to the chair of/professorship of European History.
(the position of a professor)

11. She's giving a series of lectures on molecular biology.
(to talk to a group of people on a particular subject)

12. All the students have to give a seminar paper at least once.
(a talk which is given for a seminar)

13. She was my tutor at Durham.
(a person who teaches a small group of students)

14. My dissertation is being supervised by professor Holroyd.
(to work as a supervisor)

15. Im not happy with the supervision Im getting.
(when you supervise someone)

16. I'm doing some research into animal behavior.
(to study something carefully and in detail)

17. I'm a university student.
(a person who is studying at a college or university)

18. I'm doing an undergraduate course.
(a student who has not yet taken his or her first degree)

19. They have brought new computer facilities for the postgraduates in the department.
(a student who is studying for a second degree at a university)

20. I'm planning to spend a year abroad before I go to university.
(to attend universe y regularly as a student)

21. I got a place ace at Manchester University.
(an opportunity to study at university)

22. I live in hall.
(to live in a hall of residence [university building where some students live])

23. This course consists of six modules.
(a part of a course [a complete series of lessons or classes])

24. I need another four credits to complete this course.
(a part of a course that a student has completed and that appears on his / her record)

25. I have to take a Maths exam.
(to take a written, spoken, or practical test of what you know or can do)

26. I have to hand in an essay on biology.
(a short piece of writing on one subject)

27. You need to do well in your assignments as well as in the exam.
(a piece of work that you are given to do by university teachers which counts towards your final degree)

28. I'm writing my thesis at the moment.
(a long piece of writing on something which you have studied or researched, especially as part of a university degree)

29. I've got a degree in psychology.
(a qualification gained by successfully completing an academic course at a university)

30. I'm majoring in English.
(to study something as your main subject at college or University)

31. I've got a diploma in hotel management.
(a qualification of a lower level than a degree)

32. I'm a graduate in engineering.
(a person who holds a (first) degree from a university)

33. I graduated in History from Sussex University.
(to receive an academic degree or diploma)

34. After graduation, I plan to do a postgraduate degree.
(the time when you complete a university degree course)

35. I've got an upper second in politics from Surrey University.
(grades for a university degree in Britain: first (class), (upper) second (class), third (class) e.g.: a first class honours degree)

36. I've got an MA (Master of Arts) in English literature.
(a degree taken after a first degree in an arts subject)

37. MSc (Master of Science)
(a degree taken after a first degree in a science subject)

38. BA (Bachelor of Arts)
(a first university degree in an arts subject)

39. BSc (Bachelor of Science)
(a first degree in a science subject)

40. PhD, Dphill (Doctor-of Philosophy) / (doctorate)
(the highest university degree e.g. to get a PhD, to work for a doctorate)

41. I'm hoping to get a student grant.
(money that is given (by the government) to help you for a university or college education)

42. She's won a scholarship, to study music.
(an amount of money that is given to a person who has passed an exam or won a competition in order to help pay for their studies)

43. He started university but dropped out after two years.
(to leave university without finishing your studies)

44. I'll have to read up on (informal) the third chapter for my exam.
(to read a lot about something so that you learn about it)

45. I did (informal) Archaeology for two years at university.
(to study a particular subject)

46. I'm afraid I don't know much about that. It isn't my field.
(a general area of study or knowledge)

47. There are a lot of people with expertise in this field.
(special knowledge or skill which a person has)

48. She specializes in family law.
(to give most of your attention to one subject)

49. I've done a study of modern American society.
(a piece of scientific research into a particular subject)

50. I've collected a lot of statistics relating to air pollution.
(information about something in the form of numbers)

51. We are gathering data on graduates without jobs.
(facts or information used in research)

52. Data collection has already finished; I'm doing the analysis now.
(studying or thinking about the different parts or details of something in order to understand it better)

53. The theory needs to be tested by experiment.
(a thorough test using scientific methods to discover how someone or something reacts under certain conditions)

54. Joule carried out / performed a series of simple experiments to test his theory.
(to do a task or something)