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The following terms are used throughout the Staff Guide:

Any person who holds a University office or post and has a University contract of employment.

All academic and academic-related departments, including administrative units, libraries, museums and any other individual sections or units of the University.

Head of institution
This could be a Head of Department, Director, Chair or Secretary, depending on the institution in which you work.

Local administrator
Whoever is responsible for administration of the topic or issue under discussion: e.g. Departmental Secretary or head of administrative section.

Principal investigator
The named holder of a University-registered research grant.

University office
A University post regulated by specific Statutes and Ordinances.


A full glossary of terms used within the University is available online