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Financial information

Financial information for the University of the West of England, Bristol for 2014/15. You can also view financial reports and statements for previous years.

Financial report and statement for 2014/15

Financial performance during the year was positive with an operating surplus after accounting pensions charges of £14.3m. Despite the robust performance in student recruitment and costs control, the results reflect the impact of HEFCE funding reductions and rising staff costs, particularly pension charges.

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 has started for the innovative £50m building for our Faculty of Business and Law to be completed in 2017.

See the full Report and Financial Statements Year Ended 31 July 2015 .

What we spent our money on during 2014/15

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 of UWE expenditure per pound of income during 2014/15

Income by type 2014/15 (£m)

Total income for 2014/15 was £237.6m. The following pie chart indicates the University's income by type during 2013/14 (see income by type in text format).

Pie chart indicating University income by type during 2014/15

Expenditure by type 2014/15 (£m)

Total expenditure for 2014/15 was £223.3m. The following pie chart indicates the University's expenditure by type during 2013/14 (see expenditure by type in text format).

Pie chart indicating University expenditure by type during 2014/15

Income and expenditure overview (text format)

What we spent our money on during 2014/15

  • Academic faculties - 38p in the pound
  • Academic support services - 11p in the pound  
  • Research grants and contacts - 3p in the pound
  • Administration and central services - 20p in the pound
  • Premises - 13p in the pound  
  • Residencies and catering - 6p in the pound
  • Other - 1p in the pound
  • Other income generating activities - 2p in the pound
  • Investments in our future - 6p in the pound

Income by type 2014/15

  • Investment income - £1.0m
  • Funding body grants - £20m
  • Tuition fees and support grants - £171.1m
  • Research grants and contracts - £11.5m
  • Other income - £34.0m

Expenditure by type 2014/15

  • Financing costs - £0.9m
  • Staff costs - £135.4m
  • Other operating expenses - £78.1m
  • Depreciation - £8.9m

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