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Our student body

We believe passionately that higher education should be open to everyone who has the ability and potential to benefit from it, regardless of age, ethnicity, disability or family background.

We believe our University is enriched by having students and staff from a wide variety of backgrounds. We know from our experience that a diverse student group creates a lively and successful community, so here’s a bit about the community you will be joining:

Our stats in a snapshot...

 

Total students

Number

5,541

% of population

 

Course level

Undergraduate

Postgraduate taught

Postgraduate research

 

4,651

796

94

 

84%

14%

2%

Mode of attendance 

Full time

Part time

 

4,627

914

 

84%

16%

Country

UK students

Other EU students

Non-EU / international students

 

5,371

79

91

 

97%

1%

2%

Gender

Female

Male

 

3,485

2,056

 

63%

37%

Disability

Full time undergraduates in receipt of Disabled Students' Allowance

 

366

 

9%

First in family to attend university

902

55%
Mature students 1,620 29%

Statistics provided by the Planning Department using HESA data for the 2016/17 academic year. Percentages may not add to 100% due to rounding.