Use of the ARC Name
Organisations which are members of ARC may indicate this in appropriate publicity or other information as follows. The ARC logo should not be used as this might give rise to an erroneous supposition that ARC is an accrediting body. The ARC Executive reserves the right to require an institution to remove any use of the ARC name which it considers inappropriate or potentially misleading. The ARC url should be included as this allows people to find this explanation about what the use of the Council’s name means. Two forms of words are permitted, as given below.
Member of Academic Registrars’ Council
This indicates that the institution is a member of the Academic Registrars’ Council (ARC). Membership of ARC is available to institutions of higher education which fulfil certain UK criteria but ARC is not a validating or accrediting body and membership should not be construed as indicating endorsement of the institution in any respect including governance, funding, quality, standards or reputation.
Supported by Academic Registrars’ Council
This indicates that the activity or event in question has been developed and/or facilitated by the Academic Registrars’ Council, either as an ARC initiative or to support an initiative taken by another organisation. ARC supports events and activities which it believes will benefit its members in areas which fall within its remit and expertise, where this can be provided within the resource available to it as a membership organisation. It does not indicate any further endorsement of, or partnership with, any other participating group(s).
The style permitted is as follows:
Typeface: Times New Roman
Font size and style: The phrase ‘member of’ or ‘supported by’ should be in the same font size as the name of the Council but in lower case. The name ‘Academic Registrars’ Council’ should be in upper case. The url should be in smaller font size but large enough to be legible in the relevant context.