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What we spend and how we spend it

Find out what our sources of income are, and how we use that money, year-by-year

Where our money comes from

We get our income from various sources:

  • Approximately 80% is from tuition fees and education contracts
  • 9% is from government (funding council) grants
  • 6% is from other income sources (including halls of residence and catering) 

Income in 2018/19

Income type Amount (in £)
Tuition fees and education contracts
Funding council grants
Research grants and contracts
Other income
Endowment and investment income
Total 261,096,000
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Tuition fees and education grants
Funding council grants
Research grants and contracts
Other income
Endowment and investment income

How we spend our money

In 2018/19, we spent £179 million (73% of the spending total) on academic departments and services, student bursaries and hardship funds and staff and student facilities.

We spent a further 12% (£29 million) on maintenance of buildings and facilities.

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Expenditure in 2018/19

Expenditure type Amount (in £)
Running academic departments
Providing academic services
Costs of academic research
Bursaries and hardship funds
Staff and student facilities
Maintaining our buildings and facilities 29,263,000
Providing residences and catering
Other operating costs
Other 15,476,000
Total 246,341,000

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