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Where your tuition fees go

The following information shows how the University gathers income and prioritises expenditure to provide you with experiences and opportunities to enable you to achieve your ambitions.

Where does our money come from?

The following pirchart provides a detailed explanaton of where our income is sourced. Around 40% of the University's income is sourced through Student Tuition fees, which estimates at £213,382. This is followed by Funding for Research Grants, which makes up 24% of our income.

View details on our income for 2015
A detailed explanation detailing where our income is sourced.

Did you know?

Through donations from students, staff, alumni and other supporters we have currently raised over £11.5m for our cancer immunology research.

Did you know?

Due to our track record of research excellence and impact, our total research grants have exceeded £100m for the past three years, this year totalling £124.2m.


How are your tuition fees spent?

The piechart explains how we spend the money we recieve. From the diagram, 38% of the money is used to support running academic departments, ensuring students recieve high quality education. This estimates to roughly £183,582. 

View details on our expenditure for 2015
Our expenditure for 2015, detailing what we maintain with tuition fees

Did you know?

In the last year, the University spent:

Developing student learning spaces

In the 2014/15 academic year, the University invested over £5m into student learning and teaching spaces. This included new teaching laboratories for the students studying at the National Oceanography Centre, a 24hr access Student Learning Centre opened within Mayflower Halls, and developments to the Avenue & Library Learning Commons. View a full list of investments to student learning spaces.

Developing student accommodation

In addition to the new Mayflower halls of residence which opened in August 2014 this year an extra 350 rooms were offered to students through the new City Gateway halls.

Developing our links with industry

2014/15 has seen the occupation of the first stage of our Innovation Campus on the Boldrewood site, in collaboration with Lloyd’s Register. The campus has seen our staff, students and 400 staff from Lloyd’s Register move into the world class facilities for marine and maritime teaching and research.

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