The University's income and expenditure: a guide for students

Find out about Sussex’s income and expenditure – where our income comes from and how we spend it. This information is based on the 2017-18 financial year.

Total income and expenditure

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Income
£297.3 million
Expenditure
£292.8 million
Surplus for reinvestment
£4.6 million

Where our money comes from 

Tuition fees add up to about half of our total income and are one of a variety of income sources that we receive. We can only exist as an education provider through receiving student fees. Since virtually all Government support for teaching stopped in 2012, we have had to further diversify our funding streams.

  • Student fees
    £174.6 million - 59%

  • Research grants and contracts
    £36.8 million - 12%

  • Government grants
    £30.7 million - 10%

  • Accommodation - student residences
    £25.7 million - 9%

  • Consultancy and other services
    £11.6 million - 4%

  • Catering and student services
    £5.6 million - 2%

  • Medical school services to NHS
    £4.6 million - 2%

  • Accommodation, ISS*, Conf**, Other
    £3.6 million - 1%

  • Donations and endowments
    This excludes donations for research programmes, which are counted under Research Income
    £2.4 million - 1%

  • Income from investments
    £1.7 million - 1%

* International Summer School, **Conferences

What our money is spent on

Tuition fees and the University's other sources of income are spent in the following way:

  • Academic staff
    £72.9 million - 25%

  • Other teaching costs
    £52.6 million - 18%

  • University administration and central services
    £30.3 million - 10%

  • Campus premises (non-residential)
    £27.4 million - 9%

  • Residences
    £28.8 million - 9%

  • Research grants and contracts
    £26.7 million - 9%

  • Financial support to students and outreach
    £21.6 million - 7%

  • IT and library
    £14.7 million - 5%

  • Student experience
    £9.8 million - 3%

  • Interest and other finance costs
    £8.2 million - 3%


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