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Students by level of study (studying in the UK)
By level of study Full-time Part-time Total
Undergraduate degree 8,905 1,141 10,046
Undergraduate non-degree 552 5,740 6,292
Postgraduate 724 1,514 2,238
Total 10,181 8,395 18,576

Students by level of study (studying outside the UK)
By level of study Full-time Part-time Total
Students taught outside the United Kingdom 864 397 1,261
Total 864 397 1,261

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 4,540 1,012 5,552
Total 4,540 1,012 5,552

Student characteristics (Students studying in the UK)
Characteristics Full-time Part-time Total
Female students 5,656 4,239 9,895
Male students 4,525 4,156 8,681
First year students 4,611 5,844 10,455
Students studying in partner colleges 519 1,482 2,001
% North East students 68.6% 62.4% 65.8%

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 5,909 62% 0 0% 5,909 58%
21 - 24 years 1,654 17% 308 43% 1,962 19%
25 - 49 years 1,846 20% 409 56% 2,255 22%
Over 50 years 48 1% 7 1% 55 1%
Total 9,457 100% 724 100% 10,181 100%

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 949 14% 1 0% 950 11%
21 - 24 years 1,030 15% 106 7% 1,136 14%
25 - 49 years 4,437 64% 1,201 79% 5,638 67%
Over 50 years 465 7% 206 14% 671 8%
Total 6,881 100% 1,514 100% 8,395 100%

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 2015/16 HESA student record
  • data for student destinations has been prepared based on the 2014/15 DLHE survey.