At a glance

Student population

We have 15,155 students enrolled, over 25% come from outside the UK, representing over 100 nationalities.

  • 10,810 undergraduates
  • 4,345 postgraduates
  • 54% male students
  • 46% female students

Student numbers are based on 2013/14 Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) data.

Student experience

*Based on 2012/13 HESA data
**Based on the 2014 National Student Survey

Placements and employment

  • We run one of the most well-established placement schemes in the UK.
  • 86% of our employed UK full-time first degree graduates moved into top-level jobs compared to 66% of employed graduates nationally.*
  • Up to 400 employers visit the University each year.

*Student earnings and students in employment data from HESA Destinations of Leavers from HE 2012/13.



  • In 2012 we began a three-year campus investment programme to build new teaching and residential space, and a £10 million building for arts and management called the Edge.
  • Our library is open 24 hours a day, every day and has more than 500 PC and laptop docking points.
  • 27,000 electronic books and 19,000 journals are available in the library.



  • We have over 100,000 alumni from over 150 countries around the world.
  • In 2013/14 over 4,000 alumni and friends made donations.
  • One of our earliest graduates, Roger Whorrod, and his wife Sue, have become our first £1m donors.

Find out about some of our notable alumni.