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Students by level of study (studying in the UK)
By level of study Full-time Part-time Total
Degree 9,410 872 10,282
Non-degree 733 4,492 5,225
Postgraduate 3,823 1,946 5,769
Total 13,966 7,310 21,276

Students studying outside the UK
Full-time Part-time Total
Students taught with Overseas Partners (TNE) 456 374 830
Non-UK Domiciled Distance Learners 29 217 246
Total 485 591 1076

Provision Validated by the University)
Full-time Part-time Total
Validated Provision in our regional college 262 40 302
Total 262 40 302

Student characteristics (Students studying in the UK)
Characteristics Full-time Part-time Total
Female students 7,977 3,936 11,913
Male students 5,984 3,361 9,345
First year students 6,741 5,020 11,761
Students studying in partner colleges 342 691 1,033
% North East students 61.72% 63.35% 62.28%

Students by student age (full-time and sandwich, Studying in the UK)
Age on entry Undergraduate Postgraduates Total
Under 21 years 5,471 24 5,495
21 - 24 years 1,726 1,694 3,420
25 - 49 years 2,814 2,059 4,873
Over 50 years 132 46 178
Total 10,143 3,823 13,966

Students by student age (part-time, Studying in the UK)
Age on entry Undergraduate Postgraduates Total
Under 21 years 781 2 783
21 - 24 years 897 145 1042
25 - 49 years 3,334 1,557 4,891
Over 50 years 352 242 594
Total 5,364 1,946 7,310

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 2020/21 HESA student record