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How your University delivers value for money

By attending Edge Hill University, we recognise that our students are making a big investment in their future, both in time and money.

We believe that we deliver exceptional value for money to our students.

All of our spending is on your University. The vast majority of the money we get in is spent on teaching, research, investing in the student experience, facilities for learning, living and socialising, with just a small percentage going on running costs.

Here’s a breakdown of how we spent your £9,250 student fee, figures are for 2022/23:

The academic departments that deliver your teaching and learning experience£5,775
Academic services such as the library that support your learning£1,035
Central administration that keeps the University running£601
Student bursaries and scholarships£7
Staff and student facilities for study and leisure£625

Where our money comes from?

The money the University gets in to use comes from a range of sources, including tuition fees, grants and money from things like accommodation and catering. Since tuition fees were introduced by the Government and other funding decreased, they have become the largest part of the University’s income.

The chart below shows the sources of our income for the last academic year and the ways in which we spent this money.

Source of incomeMillions
Tuition fees£108.125
Funding body grants£8.995
Research grants£2.157
Residence and catering income£12.898
Other income£11.704

Our expenditure

Here’s our total expenditure for 2022/23 and a breakdown of what it was spent on.

Area of expenditureMillions
Academic departments£78.549
Academic services£14.074
Central administration and services£8.179
Bursaries and scholarships£0.94
Student services, support and facilities£8.503
Residence and catering operations£7.255
Research grants and contracts£1.069
Pension cost adjustment£3.018

Leaving a surplus of £5.653m which supported ongoing investment in our estate, new equipment for courses and repayment of long term loans.

Where can I find out more?

If you want to know more, you can read our latest financial reports.