University expenditure 2017/18

Please note that the data used on this page is based on forecasted spending from home and international tuition fees for the 2017/18 academic year.


Teaching, research and learning, £101m (51%)

  • Academic and support staff pay costs
  • Activities to enhance teaching and research
  • Teaching space off campus
  • Teaching at partner colleges
  • Teaching equipment and supplies
  • Library services

Facilities, £28m (14%)

  • Estates
  • Investment in facilities and equipment
  • Energy bills
  • Cleaning
  • Maintenance, repairs and gardening
  • Security
  • Post and porterage

Student support and employability, £37m (19%)

  • #DMUglobal
  • #DMUlocal, Square Mile and Square Mile India
  • Students' Union (DSU)
  • Counselling and disability services
  • Bursaries and scholarships
  • Graduations
  • Registration and students finance services
  • Community partnerships
  • Alumni activities and services
  • Sports facilities and QEII Leisure Centre
  • IT support

Running the university, £33m (16%)

  • Home and international student recruitment
  • Staff training and development
  • Legal compliance
  • Insurance


When a surplus is made in year it is retained and reinvested into these areas for relevant growth initiatives, enhancements to service or facility space as required. 

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