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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 2021/22:

The academic departments that deliver your teaching and learning experience£5,622
Academic services such as the library that support your learning£974
Campus and buildings£1,173
Facilities for study and leisure such as arts and sports£854
Central administration that keeps the University running£553
Student bursaries and scholarships£75

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£104.965
Funding body grant£6.983
Research grants and contracts£1.666
Residence and catering income£11.958
Other income£7.416

Our expenditure

Here’s our total expenditure for 2021/22 and a breakdown of what it was spent on.

Area of expenditureMillions
Academic departments£72.369
Academic services£12.534
Central administration and services£7.113
Bursaries and scholarships£1.043
Student services, support and facilities£10.996
Residence and catering operations£6.579
Research grants and contracts£529
Pension cost adjustment£8.681

Leaving a deficit of £3.686m which was funded from reserves previously accumulated.

Where can I find out more?

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