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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.

Total students (5,518)

Number

% of population

Course level

Undergraduate

Postgraduate taught

Postgraduate research

 

4,464

963

91

 

81%

17%

2%

Mode of attendance 

Full time

Part time

 

4,478

1,040

 

81%

19%

Country

UK students (incl. channel Islands & Isle of Man)

Other EU students

Non-EU / international students

 

5,345

89

84

 

97%

2%

2%

Gender

Female

Male

 

3,455

2,063

 

63%

37%

Disability

Full time undergraduates in receipt of Disabled Students' Allowance

 

344

 

7%

First in family to attend university

737

16%

Mature students

1,693 31%

Statistics provided by the Planning Department using HESA data for the 2017/18 academic year. Percentages may not add to 100% due to rounding.