Financial Information and Statistics 13/14


Where does the university’s income come from?

The main source is of course from student tuition fees, but you will see that we also receive income from other projects such as Research projects.

(£ in thousands)
Government Funding Grants 19,768
Student Tuition Fees
     Home/EU 66,062
     International 13,291
Research Projects 4,206
Residencies, Catering and Conferences 8,294
Other Income (including consultancy, rental, capital grants) 7,685
TOTAL 119,306


How does the University spend its income?

  • Running our academic departments
  • Providing support for our academics and students such as the library and IT services
  • Maintaining our campus
  • Undertaking research projects
  • The day to day running of the University, which includes central support departments, governance and regulation compliance
(£ in thousands)
Running Academic Departments 46,958
Premises 13,809
Residencies, Catering and Conferences, plus Staff and Student Facilities 13,361
Academic Services 12,553
Central Admin and General Expenditure 11,798
Student bursaries and Scholarships 6,978
Research projects 3,601
TOTAL 109,058

Staff Numbers

Our biggest cost is in staff and continuous investment has been made in attracting and retaining quality teaching staff and improving our staff to student ratios.

(Staff Numbers)
Teaching Departments 805
Running the University 220
Teaching Support Services 130
Staff and Student facilities 100
TOTAL 109,058


Why doesn’t the University spend all its income?

The office is a ‘not for profit organisation’ but it is essential that we are financially stable and are able to invest in our future. We therefore make a surplus to allow us to invest in the physical and technological infrastructure of the University and continually improve the student experience

Investing in our University

Library Extension £0.7m

Opened September 2013

New School of Pharmacy

First intake September 2013

New School of Maths and Physics

First intake September 2015

Maintenance and Landscaping

£3.8m during 2013/14

New purpose built Art and Design building

£10.7m Opened September 2013

Continued Refurbishment of Student Village
New school of chemistry welcome first undergraduate students in 2014
Joseph Bank Laboratories

State of the art facilities and clinical teaching space – £12m – Opened September 2014

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