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    • Culture of the University of Cambridge

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    • Academic dress

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    • Graduation

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    • Culture of Lancaster University

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    • Academic meals

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    • Nerd culture

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    • Culture of the University of Oxford

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    • Academic songs

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    • Student culture

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    • Traditions by university or college

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    • Academic procession

    • An academic procession is a traditional ceremony in which university dignitaries march together wearing traditional academic dress. An academic procession forms a usual part of college and university graduation exercises. At many U.S. universities, the colors and styles of regalia are determined by a uniform dress code ... Read »


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    • Academic quarter (class timing)

    • An academic quarter (German: Akademisches Viertel, Swedish: akademisk kvart (ak or aq)) is the quarter-hour (15 minute) discrepancy between the defined start time for a lecture or lesson ("per schema") and the actual starting time, at some universities in Austria, Switzerland, Estonia, Finland, Romania, Belgium, Croati ... Read »


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    • Academic regalia in the United States

    • Academic regalia in the United States has a history going back to the colonial colleges era. It has been most influenced by the academic dress traditions of Europe. There is an Inter-Collegiate Code which sets out a detailed uniform scheme of academic regalia that is voluntarily followed by many, though not all institu ... Read »


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    • Academic visibility

    • Academic visibility relates to the dissemination, accessibility, and recognition of scholarship produced by college faculty, especially in terms of promotion and tenure criteria and academic rank. Traditionally, "visibility" was a function of printed output like books, book chapters, and peer-reviewed journal articles ... Read »


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    • Baccalaureate service

    • A baccalaureate service (or, baccalaureate Mass in the case of institutions affiliated with the Catholic Church and its religious institutes) is a celebration that honors a graduating senior class from a college or high school or eighth grade. The event is typically a Christianity-based interdenominational service, tho ... Read »


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    • Beca (garment)

    • The beca is worn on the breast and shoulder, over the doublet. The colors of the beca and the coat of arms embroidered on it identify the university and school or faculty that the tuno belongs to. The beca is given to the tuno by his companions when they consider that he has enough experience, and is fit to represent h ... Read »


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    • Bedel

    • The bedel (from medieval Latin pedellus or bidellus, occasionally bidellus generalis, from Old High German bital, pital, "the one who invites, calls"; cognate with beadle) was, and is to some extent still, an administrative official at universities in several European countries, and often had a policiary function at th ... Read »


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    • Blaues Kartell

    • Blaues Kartell

      The Blaues Kartell is a circle of four German Student Corps, or Corps (Studentenverbindung) for short, who understand the union as "one fraternity spanning four cities". The member fraternities are the Corps Altsachsen Dresden, Saxo-Thuringia München, Berlin and Hannoverania Hannover. The Blaues Kartell is the larg ... Read »


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    • Butley (play)

    • Butley is a play by Simon Gray set in the office of an English lecturer at a university in London, England. The title character, a T. S. Eliot scholar, is an alcoholic who loses his wife and his close friend and colleague – and possibly male lover – on the same day. The action of the dark comedy takes plac ... Read »


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    • Campus tour

    • A campus tour is a tour of a college or university's campus. Prospective students, their family members and other visitors take campus tours to learn about the college or university's facilities, as well as student life, culture on campus, academics, and programs offered by the institution. During these tours prospecti ... Read »


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    • Common Room (university)

    • In some universities in the United Kingdom and Ireland — particularly collegiate universities such as Oxford, Cambridge, Dublin, Durham, York, Kent and Lancaster— students and the academic body are organised into a common room, or at Cambridge a combination room. These groups exist to provide representation i ... Read »


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    • Corps Altsachsen Dresden

    • Corps Altsachsen Dresden

      The Corps Altsachsen is a fraternity (Studentenverbindung) in Dresden, Germany, founded on October 31, 1861. It is one of 162 German Student Corps in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Latvia and Hungary today. The Corps is a member of the Weinheimer Senioren-Convent (WSC), the second oldest federation of classica ... Read »


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    • Corps Berlin

    • The Corps Berlin is a fraternity (Studentenverbindung) in Berlin, Germany, founded on February 9, 2009 with roots dating back to December 2, 1859. It is one of 162 German Student Corps in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Latvia and Hungary today. The Corps is a member of the Weinheimer Senioren-Convent (WSC), th ... Read »


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    • Corps Hubertia Freiburg

    • Corps Hubertia Freiburg

      The Corps Hubertia Freiburg is a fraternity (Studentenverbindung) in Freiburg, Germany. It was founded on October 29, 1868 and is one of 162 German Student Corps in Europe today. The Corps is a member of the Kösener Senioren-Convents-Verband (KSCV), the oldest federation of classical European fraternal corporations ... Read »


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    • Corps Marko-Guestphalia Aachen

    • Corps Marko-Guestphalia Aachen

      The Corps Marko-Guestphalia Aachen is a fraternity (Studentenverbindung) in Aachen, Germany, founded on December 2, 1871. It is one of 162 German Student Corps in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Latvia and Hungary today. The Corps is a member of the Weinheimer Senioren-Convent (WSC), the second oldest federatio ... Read »


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    • Couleur

    • Couleur (from French, meaning colour in English) is the expression used in Central European Studentenverbindungen for the various headgear and distinctive ribbons worn by members of these student societies. There are three classes of such student societies: The ribbon (so called Band) is worn over the right shoul ... Read »


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    • Academic dress

    • Academic dress is a traditional form of clothing for academic settings, mainly tertiary (and sometimes secondary) education, worn mainly by those who have been admitted to a university degree (or similar), or hold a status that entitles them to assume them (e.g., undergraduate students at certain old universities). It ... Read »


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    • Encaenia

    • Encaenia is an academic or sometimes ecclesiastical ceremony, usually performed at colleges or universities. It generally occurs some time near the annual ceremony for the general conferral of degrees to students. The word is from Latin, meaning dedication or consecration, and is ultimately derived from the Greek word ... Read »


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    • High culture

    • The term high culture comprehends the cultural products of æsthetic value, which a society collectively esteem as art. In popular usage, the term high culture identifies the culture of an upper class (an ) or of a status class (the intelligentsia); and also identifies a society’s common repository of broad-rang ... Read »


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    • Ivory tower

    • The term ivory tower originates in the Biblical Song of Solomon (7:4) and was later used as an epithet for Mary. From the 19th century, it has been used to designate an environment of intellectual pursuit disconnected from the practical concerns of everyday life. In American English usage it is also used as shorthand f ... Read »


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    • Karzer

    • A Karzer (German: Karzer) was a designated lock-up or detention room to incarcerate students as a punishment, within the jurisdiction of some institutions of learning in Germany. Karzers existed both at universities and at gymnasiums (similar to a grammar school) in Germany until the beginning of the 20th century. Marb ... Read »


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    • Latke–Hamantash Debate


    • Laura Spence Affair

    • The Laura Spence Affair was a British political controversy in 2000, ignited after the failure of high-flying state school pupil Laura Spence to secure a place at the University of Oxford. Laura Spence was a pupil at Monkseaton Community High School, a state school in Whitley Bay, North Tyneside. In 1999, she appl ... Read »


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    • Milk round

    • The Milk round is the term commonly used in the UK to describe the phenomenon of companies touring universities each year, in order to advertise their opportunities and recruit students. The name milk round also refers to the online university student website, which is an online version of the traditional method in whi ... Read »


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    • Nerd

    • Nerd (adjective: nerdy) is a descriptive term, often used pejoratively, indicating a person that is overly intellectual, obsessive, or lacking social skills. Such a person may spend inordinate amounts of time on unpopular, little known, or non-mainstream activities, which are generally either highly technical, abstract ... Read »


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    • Official culture

    • Official culture is the culture that receives social legitimation or institutional support in a given society. Official culture is usually identified with bourgeoisie culture. For revolutionary Guy Debord, official culture is a "rigged game", where conservative powers forbid subversive ideas to have direct access to th ... Read »


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    • Opportunity trap

    • The opportunity trap is the social congestion in the competition for jobs when the number of applicants outstrips the demand for a particular group of workers – in particular, graduate school degree-holding applicants. It is distinct from the opportunity gap which refers to a lack of equal opportunity. An example ... Read »


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    • Oxbridge

    • Oxbridge is a portmanteau (blend word) of the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. The term is used to refer to them collectively in contrast to other British universities and more broadly to describe characteristics reminiscent of them, often with implications of superior social ... Read »


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    • Oxbridge reject

    • An Oxbridge reject is someone who has been rejected from either the University of Oxford or the University of Cambridge. The term "Oxbridge" is a portmanteau of Oxford and Cambridge. The term has received some criticism for its derogatory and elitist nature. Eric Thomas, Vice-Chancellor of Bristol University has criti ... Read »


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    • Oxford–Cambridge rivalry


    • Preppy

    • Preppy (also spelled preppie) or prep (all abbreviations of the word preparatory) refer to a subculture in the United States associated with the old private Northeastern university-preparatory schools. The terms are used to denote a person seen as characteristic of a student or alumnus of these schools. Prep has become ... Read »


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    • Rah (slang)

    • Rah is a pejorative term referring to a stereotypical affluent young upper class or upper-middle class person (male or female) in the United Kingdom. The characteristics of a rah are similar to those of the Sloane Ranger stereotype also recognised in the UK, though a rah is generally younger, typically around universit ... Read »


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    • Reading day

    • A reading day is a day set aside by a college, university's or other school for study for final exams. It is scheduled after all the regular class lectures and before final exams. In many cases, student governments have lobbied to introduce, extend, or preserve reading days as a day exclusively for study and have run i ... Read »


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    • Sabbatical

    • Sabbatical or a sabbatical (from Latin: sabbaticus, from Greek: sabbatikos (σαββατικός), from Hebrew: shabbat (שבת) (i.e., Sabbath), literally a "ceasing") is a rest from work, or a break, often lasting from two months to a year. The concept of sabbatical has a source in shmita, d ... Read »


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    • Sizar

    • At Trinity College, Dublin and the University of Cambridge, a sizar /ˈsaɪzər/ is a student who receives some form of assistance such as meals, lower fees or lodging during his or her period of study, in some cases in return for doing a defined job. The word is thought to derive from the "sizes" or "sizing ... Read »


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    • Two-body problem (career)

    • The two-body problem is a dilemma for life partners (for e.g. spouses or any other couple) in academia, relating to the difficulty of both spouses obtaining jobs at the same university or within a reasonable commuting distance from each other. The central dilemma is thus a no-win situation in which if the couple wishes ... Read »


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    • Young fogey

    • "Young fogey" is a term humorously applied, in British context, to some younger-generation, rather buttoned-down writers and journalists, such as Simon Heffer, Charles Moore and, for a while, A. N. Wilson. The term is attributed to Alan Watkins writing in 1984 in The Spectator. "Young " is still used to describe conse ... Read »


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    • Zirkel (Studentenverbindung)

    • A Zirkel is a symbol used in Central European student societies (Studentenverbindungen). A Zirkel consists of interwined lines, mostly followed by an exclamation mark. The lines mostly show the first letters of the name of the Studentenverbindung and / or the letters v,c,f or e,f,v. Examples: Zirkel of Corps Hub ... Read »


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