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Financial information

Financial information for the University of the West of England, Bristol for 2016/17. You can also view financial reports and statements for previous years.

Financial report and statement for 2016/17

The University has had a good year with solid performance in:

  • UK undergraduate student recruitment
  • enhancement of our academic partnerships in the UK and across the globe
  • investing in our students' experience, academic endeavours and capital infrastructure, including people, systems and estate.

Financial performance during the year was positive with operating surplus of £11.4m before actuarial gains in respect of the pension scheme.

Our £300m infrastructure investment programme has so far delivered a Students’ Union building, over 400 high-quality student rooms, a state of the art building for our Faculty of Business and Law and significant enhancement of learning and social spaces across our estates.

See the full Annual Report and Financial Statement.

What we spent our money on during 2016/17

The following pie chart highlights the University's financial expenditure per pound of income for the year. You can also view in text format (see expenditure per pound in text format).

Pie chart showing what UWE Bristol's spent our money on in 2016/17 

Income by type 2016/17 (£m)

Total income for 2016/17 was £257.1m. The following pie chart indicates the University's income by type during 2016/17 (see income by type in text format).

Pie chart showing UWE Bristol's income in 2016/17 

Expenditure by type 2016/17 (£m)

Total expenditure for 2016/17 was £245.7m. The following pie chart indicates the University's expenditure by type during 2016/17 (see expenditure by type in text format).

Pie chart showing UWE Bristol's expenditure in 2016/17 

Income and expenditure overview (text format)

What we spent our money on during 2016/17

  • Academic and related expenditure - 51p in the pound
  • Research grants and contacts - 3p in the pound
  • Administration and central services - 18p in the pound
  • Premises - 13p in the pound
  • Residencies and catering - 7p in the pound
  • Other income generating activities - 4p in the pound
  • For investments in our future - 4p in the pound

Income by type 2016/17

  • Tuition fees and education contracts - £185.2m
  • Funding body grants - £20.5m
  • Research grants and contracts - £12.0m
  • Other income - £38.7m
  • Investment income - £0.7m

Expenditure by type 2016/17

  • Staff costs - £151.1m
  • Other operating expenses - £74.3m
  • Depreciation - £15.1m
  • Interest and other finance costs - £5.2m

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