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Students by level of study (studying in the UK)
By level of study Full-time Part-time Total
Degree 9,561 943 10,504
Non-degree 594 4,384 4,978
Postgraduate 1,721 1,464 3,185
Total 11,876 6,791 18,667

Students studying outside the UK
Full-time Part-time Total
Students taught with Overseas Partners (TNE) 565 295 860
Non-UK Domiciled Distance Learners 22 127 149
Total 587 422 1009

Provision Validated by the University)
Full-time Part-time Total
Validated Provision in our regional college 547 136 683
Total 547 136 683

Student characteristics (Students studying in the UK)
Characteristics Full-time Part-time Total
Female students 6,885 3,488 10,373
Male students 4,989 3,292 8,281
First year students 5,481 4,521 10,002
Students studying in partner colleges 268 876 1,706
% North East students 70.69% 65.37% 68.75%

Students by student age (full-time and sandwich, Studying in the UK)
Age on entry Undergraduate Postgraduates Total
Under 21 years 5,608 2 5,610
21 - 24 years 1,928 855 2,783
25 - 49 years 2,524 837 3,361
Over 50 years 95 27 122
Total 10,155 1,721 11,876

Students by student age (part-time, Studying in the UK)
Age on entry Undergraduate Postgraduates Total
Under 21 years 764 0 764
21 - 24 years 876 123 999
25 - 49 years 3,308 1,164 4,472
Over 50 years 379 177 556
Total 5,327 1,464 6,791

2016/17 Destination of Leavers (Full Time / Sandwich, UK Domiciled, Degree students)
Actual Percentage
Full-time work 916 56.09%
Part-time work 196 12.00%
Primarily in work and also studying 23 1.41%
Primarily studying and also in work 67 4.10%
Full-time study 303 18.55%
Part-time study 24 1.47%
Due to start work 16 0.98%
Unemployed 88 5.39%
Total 1,633 100%

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 2018/19 HESA student record
  • data for student destinations has been prepared based on the 2016/17 DLHE survey.