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Students by level of study (studying in the UK)
By level of study Full-time Part-time Total
Degree 8,829 1,078 9,907
Non-degree 800 3,6742 4,474
Postgraduate 6,215 2,101 8,316
Total 15,844 6,853 22,697

Students studying outside the UK
Full-time Part-time Total
Students taught with Overseas Partners (TNE) 556 398 954
Non-UK Domiciled Distance Learners 36 262 298
Total 592 660 1,252

Provision Validated by the University)
Full-time Part-time Total
Validated Provision in our regional college 302 57 359
Total 302 57 359

Student characteristics (Students studying in the UK)
Characteristics Full-time Part-time Total
Female students 8,936 3,892 12,828
Male students 6,904 2,952 9,856
First year students 8,070 4,5544 12,614
Students studying in partner colleges 335 554 889
% North East students 51.89% 59.96% 54.33%

Students by student age (full-time and sandwich, Studying in the UK)
Age on entry Undergraduate Postgraduates Total
Under 21 years 4,772 13 4,785
21 - 24 years 1,631 2,106 3,737
25 - 49 years 3,090 4,059 7,149
Over 50 years 136 37 173
Total 9,629 6,215 15,844

Students by student age (part-time, Studying in the UK)
Age on entry Undergraduate Postgraduates Total
Under 21 years 546 1 646
21 - 24 years 741 129 870
25 - 49 years 3,024 1,650 4,674
Over 50 years 342 321 683
Total 4,752 2,101 6,853

Staff numbers 2019
Male Female Total
Full-time lecturers 286 254 540
Part-time lecturers 56 29 85
Associate lecturers 22 43 65
Senior management 33 39 72
Research 32 35 67
Senior, Professional and Technical grade 69 86 155
Technical 111 37 148
Administrative 119 505 624
Manual 54 151 205
Other 153 197 350
Total 935 1,376 2,311

Sources:

  • data for student numbers has been prepared based on the 2021/22 HESA student record