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Students by level of study (studying in the UK)
By level of study Full-time Part-time Total
Undergraduate degree 9,372 958 10,330
Undergraduate non-degree 725 4,929 5,654
Postgraduate 1,055 1,515 2,570
Total 11,152 7,402 18,554

Students by level of study (studying outside the UK)
By level of study Full-time Part-time Total
Students taught outside the United Kingdom 614 409 1,023
Total 614 409 1,023

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 4,140 855 4,995
Total 4,140 855 4,995

Student characteristics (Students studying in the UK)
Characteristics Full-time Part-time Total
Female students 6,362 3,577 9,939
Male students 4,789 3,822 8,611
First year students 5,203 4,510 9,713
Students studying in partner colleges 561 1,362 1,923
% North East students 71.46% 65.58% 69.11%

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 6,142 61% 0 0% 6,142 55%
21 - 24 years 1,752 17% 477 45% 2,229 20%
25 - 49 years 2,141 21% 551 52% 2,692 24%
Over 50 years 62 1% 27 3% 89 1%
Total 10,097 100% 1,005 100% 11,152 100%

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 877 15% 0 0% 877 12%
21 - 24 years 961 16% 129 9% 1,090 15%
25 - 49 years 3,691 63% 1,185 78% 4,876 66%
Over 50 years 358 6% 201 13% 559 8%
Total 5,887 100% 1,515 100% 7,402 100%

2014/15 Destination of Leavers (Full Time / Sandwich, UK Domiciled, Degree students)
Actual Percentage
Full-time work 899 54.48%
Part-time work 298 18.06%
Primarily in work and also studying 44 2.67%
Primarily studying and also in work 61 3.70%
Full-time study 161 9.76%
Part-time study 17 1.03%
Due to start work 6 0.36%
Unemployed 164 9.94%
Total 1,650 100%

Staff numbers 2017
Male Female Total
Full-time lecturers 283 252 535
Part-time lecturers 95 88 183
Associate lecturers 25 50 75
Senior management 42 46 88
Research 25 24 49
Senior, Professional and Technical grade 56 84 140
Technical 114 38 152
Administrative 124 501 625
Manual 45 154 199
Other 164 182 346
Total 976 1,420 2,396

Sources:

  • data for student numbers has been prepared based on the 2016/17 HESA student record
  • data for student destinations has been prepared based on the 2014/15 DLHE survey.