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Students by level of study (studying in the UK)
By level of study Full-time Part-time Total
Undergraduate degree 9,588 870 10,458
Undergraduate non-degree 760 4,612 5,372
Postgraduate 1,175 1,372 2,547
Total 11,153 6,854 18,377

Students by level of study (studying outside the UK)
By level of study Full-time Part-time Total
Students taught outside the United Kingdom 511 443 954
Total 511 443 954

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 1,677 387 2,064
Total 1,677 387 2,064

Student characteristics (Students studying in the UK)
Characteristics Full-time Part-time Total
Female students 6,728 3,380 10,108
Male students 4,793 3,464 8,257
First year students 5,157 4,239 9,396
Students studying in partner colleges 505 1,201 1,706
% North East students 72.33% 64.23% 69.31%

Students by student age (full-time and sandwich, Studying in the UK)
Age on entry Undergraduate Postgraduates Total
Under 21 years 6,089 3 6,092
21 - 24 years 1,764 543 2,307
25 - 49 years 2,424 607 3,031
Over 50 years 71 22 93
Total 10,348 1,175 11,523

Students by student age (part-time, Studying in the UK)
Age on entry Undergraduate Postgraduates Total
Under 21 years 848 0 848
21 - 24 years 913 127 1,040
25 - 49 years 3,390 1,089 4,479
Over 50 years 331 156 487
Total 5,482 1,372 6,854

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 2017/18 HESA student record
  • data for student destinations has been prepared based on the 2016/17 DLHE survey.