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 (5,946) Number % of population
Coursel level
Undergraduate 4563 77%
Postgraduate taught 1284 22%
Postgraduate research 99 2%
Mode of attendence
Full time 4687 79%
Part time 1259 21%
UK students (incl. Channel Islands & Isle of Man) 5648 95%
Other EU students 108 2%
Non-EU/International students 190 3%
Female 3749 63%
Male 2197 37%
Full time undergraduates in receipt of Disabled Students' Allowance 367 9%
First in family to attend university 686 50%
Mature students 2115 36%

Statistics provided by the Planning Department using HESA data for the 2020/2021 academic year. Percentages may not add to 100% due to rounding.

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