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Financial information

Financial information for the University of the West of England, Bristol for 2015/16. You can also view financial reports and statements for previous years.

Financial report and statement for 2015/16

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 £20.3m before actuarial losses in respect of the pension scheme.

Our £250m infrastructure investment programme has so far delivered a Students’ Union building, over 400 high-quality student rooms, significant enhancement of learning and social spaces across our estates, and work is near completion for the innovative £50m building for our Faculty of Business and Law.

See the full Report and Financial Statements Year Ended 31 July 2016.

What we spent our money on during 2015/16

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 2015/16 

Income by type 2015/16 (£m)

Total income for 2015/16 was £258.3m. The following pie chart indicates the University's income by type during 2015/16 (see income by type in text format).

Pie chart showing UWE Bristol's income in 2015/16 

Expenditure by type 2015/16 (£m)

Total expenditure for 2015/16 was £238.0m. The following pie chart indicates the University's expenditure by type during 2015/16 (see expenditure by type in text format).

Pie chart showing UWE Bristol's expenditure in 2015/16 

Income and expenditure overview (text format)

What we spent our money on during 2015/16

  • Academic and related expenditure - 52p in the pound
  • Research grants and contacts - 3p in the pound
  • Administration and central services - 15p in the pound
  • Premises - 12p in the pound
  • Residencies and catering - 6p in the pound
  • Other income generating activities - 4p in the pound
  • For investments in our future - 8p in the pound

Income by type 2015/16

  • Tuition fees and education contracts - £179.6m
  • Funding body grants - £26.3m
  • Other income - £39.6m
  • Research grants and contracts - £12.0m
  • Investment income - £0.8m

Expenditure by type 2015/16

  • Staff costs - £142.4m
  • Other operating expenses - £79.6m
  • Depreciation - £12.4m
  • Financing costs - £0.9m

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