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 spend your £9,250 student fee, Figures are from 2018/19:


The academic departments that deliver your teaching and learning experience £4,777
Academic services such as the library that support your learning £1,701
Campus and buildings £1,213
Facilities for study and leisure such as arts and sports £883
Central administration that keeps the University running £590
Student bursaries and scholarships £86
Total £9,250

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.

Tuition fees £97.898
Funding body grant £6.564
Research grants and contracts £1.506
Residence and catering income £8.498
Other income £4.830
Total £119.296

Our Expenditure

Here’s our total expenditure for 2018/19 and a breakdown of what it was spent on. Total Expenditure: 122.843m

Academic Departments £53.670
Academic Services £19.114
Central Administration and Services £6.633
Bursaries and Scholarships £1.041
Student Services, Support and Facilities £10.707
Premises £13.857
Residence and Catering operations £6.698
Research Grants and Contracts £0.745
Pension cost adjustment £7.144
Other £0.806
Total £120.415

What do we do with the surplus?

£931,000 surplus for 2018/19

Our total income in the year generated a surplus of £931,000 for reinvestment, which allowed us to improve the physical learning environment and provide better equipment and resources for our students.

Where can I find out more?

If you want to know more, you can read our latest Financial Reports.

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