Access and Participation Plan

The University Centre is using its income from tuition fees to fund new initiatives to support students to enrol, to be successful on their course and to progress to positive destinations.


The University Centre is using the income from higher fees for: 

  • A £500 Bursary Scheme which will be available for disadvantaged first-year (Level 4) students to access if attendance and progress meets targets.
  • An increase to the HE Hardship Fund to support a broader range of students in different financial situations – including support for the cost of assessments for Disabled Student Allowance (DSA) applications and the cost of equipment provided through DSA.

Full details of the way the University Centre is seeking to widen access and participation in higher education can be found in the Access and Participation Plan.

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees for full-time higher education courses in 2021/22 are:

  • £6,950 for HNC, HND and foundation degree (FD) courses
  • £7,950 for BA (Hons) top-up degree courses

This fee will only apply to new students. If you are a current student enrolled on a two-year foundation degree or HND course in 2019/20 then you will be charged the same fee as your first year.

For more detail on tuition fees for part-time courses please visit the Fees & Funding page. 

For a full list of the University Centre’s regulations and policies please click HERE.

2019/20 Impact Report

The outcomes from the 2019/20 Access and Participation Plan have been reviewed and an Impact Report created. 

The full report is available here: 2019/20 APP Impact Report

University Centre Partners

CHESS 2018 Results

91% agree that: My course has provided me with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depths.

89% agree that: The skills I have developed during my time in Higher Education will be useful for my future career.

NSS 2018 Results

90% agree that: The course is intellectually stimulating.

86% agree that: I feel part of a community of staff and students. My course has challenged me to achieve my best work. Staff value students’ views and opinions about the course.

CHESS 2018 Results

82% agree that: My learning has benefited from modules that are informed by current research. Staff are good at explaining things.

80% agree that: I have been able to explore academic interests with other students. I have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of my course.

NSS 2018 Results

81% agree that: My course has provided me with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth and to bring information and ideas together from different topics.

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