A B C D E F G H I J L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z
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Fewer or less
Fewer is used of numbers; less is used of quantity ('Fewer men require less food').
First class degree
This should be lower case with no hyphens, so ‘first class degree’ as written by UCAS.
First-year or first year
You are a first-year student when you are in your first year of university. The same applies for second and third-year students.
Use foreign language accents in words that have become anglicised, such as 'café'. Do not italicise foreign words.
Use lower case for ‘foundation’.
When writing about students or study, for example, use 'full-time', not 'full time' or 'fulltime'.