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Terminology and vocabulary

If you've ever pondered over whether it's right to capitalise the Chancellor and lower-case the life sciences building, or how to deal with those pesky Latin plurals that pop up in the world of academia, you've come to the right place.

The recommendations below take precedence over Guardian style. For anything else, go there.

Alumni, alumna, alumnus

Building names



Departments, divisions, faculties and schools

Latin and Greek words

Professors and fellows

Terms and semesters

University of Nottingham