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These are the universities that spend the most on their facilities

11th May 2015
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The universities that spend the most money on their facilities have been revealed by the Complete University Guide.

Buckinghamshire New University, in High Wycombe, spends the most – including careers and health and counselling services, and sports facilities.

The university spends £1,434 per student, per year – almost 19 times more than St George’s, University of London, which sits at the bottom of the tables with a measly £76 spent per student.

Also investing a significant amount of money in facilities are Northampton (£1,066), Durham (£1,030) and Essex (£996.)

The University of Cambridge, number one in the overall university ranking table, comes in 12th when its spend on facilities is measured – way ahead of its rival Oxford, which students will probably be surprised to learn was in 72nd place.

Oxford spends just £446 per student per year on its facilities, and interestingly the universities that perform best academically aren’t necessarily the ones that are spending thousands outside of the lecture theatre.

Aside from Oxford and Cambridge, London School of Economics, Imperial College London, Warwick and St. Andrews all fared comparatively badly.

The top ten universities for spend on facilities are:

1. Buckinghamshire New University: £1,434 per student per year

2. Northampton: £1,066

3. Durham: £1,030

4. Essex: £996

5. Loughborough: £949

6. Royal Agricultural University: £947

7. Liverpool Hope: £909

8. St Mark and St John: £900

9. Hertfordshire: £890

10. East Anglia: £815

To find out how much your university spent visit the Complete University Guide site here.




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