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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 (5,987) Number % of population
Course level
Undergraduate 4802 80%
Postgraduate taught 1067 18%
Postgraduate research 118 2%
Mode of attendance
Full time 4840 81%
Part time 1147 19%
UK students (incl. Channel Islands & Isle of Man) 5736 96%
Other EU students 85 1%
Non-EU/International students 166 3%
Female 3805 64%
Male 2182 36%
Full time undergraduates in receipt of Disabled Students' Allowance 419 10%
First in family to attend university 757 47%
Mature students 2011 34%

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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