Legal & accessibility


This website follows WAIG 2.0 accessibility guidelines (meeting Level A and the majority of Level AA checkpoints) enabling ease of use for people with visual impairment, mobility or arthritic problems. We have designed this site to support the widest range of use, therefore there are multiple ways to explore the content - from fast access through text based lists, to animated visual mindmaps. Rich media including Adobe® Flash® and JavaScript has been used in a way that adds extra impact to the site; it is not used purely for the sake of it and is not essential to access any of the information on the site.

We hope that you enjoy using this site and if you have any feedback on areas of enhancement or improvement that you would like to see in the future we welcome your views via our survey.

Some useful hints and tips

Enlarge the text

Internet Explorer
From the View menu, select Text size and choose your preferred option.
From the View menu, select Text size and choose Increase or Decrease.
From the View menu, select Text size and choose Make Text Bigger or Make Text Smaller.
Open the View menu and choose Increase Font or Decrease Font.
From the View menu, select Zoom and choose a magnification factor.
Use the tab key to follow links

Rather than clicking on a link with your mouse, you can use the Tab key on your keyboard to move in order through the links on the page. Each link in turn will be surrounded by a thin line. Press Enter to follow the selected link.

Scroll up and down

If you find it difficult to scroll down the page using the bar on the right, try using the arrow keys on your keyboard instead. You can also move a screen's length at a time using your keyboard's Page Up and Page Down buttons.

Spot the mouse pointer

If you are using Windows, you can set up your computer so that a circle surrounds your mouse pointer, making it easier to spot, when you press the Control key.

  • Click 'Start' at the bottom left corner of your screen.
  • Select 'Control Panel'.
  • Click the 'Mouse' icon (if it's not showing, click 'Printers and other hardware' first, then 'Mouse').
  • Click the 'Pointers' tab at the top of the little window.
  • Place a tick in the box next to 'Show location of pointer when I press the CTRL key'.
  • Click OK to save and exit.

Legal information


The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), on behalf of JISC, permits the reuse of all of the textual content of this website under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 UK: England & Wales Licence.

All reproductions require an acknowledgement of the source and the author of the work and must comply with the terms of the Licence. Reuse of any third party content, including Images, is subject to prior written permission from third party rights holders as appropriate.


HEFCE disclaims all warranties, express or implied, as to the accuracy of the information in any of the content on this website. It also (to the extent permitted by law) shall not be liable for any losses or damages arising from the use of, or reliance on, the information on our website. It is also not liable for any losses or damages arising from the use of, or reliance on sites linked to this site, or the internet generally. Links within this website may lead to other sites. These are provided for convenience only. HEFCE does not sponsor, endorse or otherwise necessarily approve of any information or statements appearing in those sites. HEFCE is not responsible for the availability of, or the content located on or through, any such external site.