Primary roles are assigned to accounts through the account management software. They are currently of six types:
A student will have a class-<CLASS> role for each class that they are a member of.
A student will have a module-<MODULE> role for each course (formerly module) that they are a member of.
A student will have a year-<YEAR> role for each year that they are a member of.
A student will have a degree-<DEGREE> role for the degree programme of study that they are following, the old-degree-<DEGREE> role for any degree that they were but are no longer studying and the new-degree-<DEGREE> role for any degree programme of study that is about to be started.
A member of staff or a visitor will currently have the staff role unless they have a staff record with post field = 'Temporary Visitor' in which case they have the tempvisitor role.
A former visitor or member of staff who has no current staff record will have the ex-staff role.
A prospective visitor or member of staff who has no current or previous staff records will have the new-staff role.
The class_duty roles are likely to be replaced very soon by module_duty roles but they are used to identify people who are demonstrators, tutors or teaching assistants for courses.
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