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Students by level of study (studying in the UK)
By level of study Full-time Part-time Total
Undergraduate degree 8,438 1,162 9,600
Undergraduate non-degree 619 5,665 6,284
Postgraduate 693 1,344 2,037
Total 9,750 8,171 17,921

Students by level of study (studying outside the UK)
By level of study Full-time Part-time Total
Students taught outside the United Kingdom 1,369 340 1,709
Total 1,369 340 1,709

Students by level of study (Provision Validated by the University)
By level of study Full-time Part-time Total
Validated provision in our regional college network 3,942 1,030 4,972
Total 3,942 1,030 4,972

Student characteristics (Students studying in the UK)
Characteristics Full-time Part-time Total
Female students 5,340 4,453 9,793
Male students 4,410 3,718 8,128
First year students 4,382 5,688 10,070
Students studying in partner colleges 546 1,637 2,183
% North East students 68.2% 67.1% 67.7%

Students by student age (full-time and sandwich, Studying in the UK)
Age on entry Undergraduate As % of all full-time undergraduates Postgraduates As % of all full-time postgraduates All full time students As % of all full-time students
Under 21 years 5,865 65% 2 0% 5,867 60%
21 - 24 years 1,529 17% 277 40% 1,806 19%
25 - 49 years 1,634 18% 404 58% 2,038 21%
Over 50 years 29 0% 10 1% 39 0%
Total 9,057 100% 693 100% 9,750 100%

Students by student age (part-time, Studying in the UK)
Age on entry Undergraduate As % of all part-time undergraduates Postgraduates As % of all part-time postgraduates All full time students As % of all part-time students
Under 21 years 1,000 15% 0 0% 1,000 12%
21 - 24 years 965 14% 117 9% 1,082 13%
25 - 49 years 4,358 64% 1,071 80% 5,429 66%
Over 50 years 504 7% 156 12% 660 8%
Total 6,827 100% 1,344 100% 8,171 100%

2013/14 Destination of Leavers (Full Time / Sandwich, UK Domiciled, Degree students)
Actual Percentage
Full-time work 1,041 57.26%
Part-time work 332 18.26%
Primarily in work and also studying 58 3.19%
Primarily studying and also in work 43 2.37%
Full-time study 118 6.49%
Part-time study 10 0.55%
Due to start work 22 1.21%
Unemployed 194 10.67%
Total 1,818 100%

Staff numbers 2015
Male Female Total
Full-time lecturers 283 256 539
Part-time lecturers 92 84 176
Associate lecturers 28 47 75
Senior management 30 29 59
Research 25 24 49
Senior, Professional and Technical grade 55 81 136
Technical 118 36 154
Administrative 508 119 627
Manual 50 161 211
Other 158 167 325
Total 960 1,395 2,355

Sources:

  • data for student numbers has been prepared based on the 2014/15 HESA student record
  • data for student destinations has been prepared based on the 2013/14 DLHE survey.