Our Student Body

2019-2020

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 (5,544) Number % of population
Course level
Undergraduate
Postgraduate taught
Postgraduate research
4395
1050
99
79%
19%
2%
Mode of attendance
Full time
Part time
4405
1139
79%
21%
Country
UK students (incl. Channel Islands & Isle of Man)
Other EU students
Non-EU/International students
5309
106
129
96%
2%
2%
Gender
Female
Male
3417
2127
62%
38%
Disability
Full-time undergraduates in receipt of Disabled Students' Allowance
390 10%
First in family to attend university 734 50%
Mature students 1876 34%

Statistics provided by the Planning Department using HESA data for the 2019/2020 academic year. Percentages may not add to 100% due to rounding.

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