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Your elected student officers asked the University to provide information on how the fees you pay are spent across the breadth of activities and services provided.

In their reply they state that:


The majority of the University’s total income (76%) is from University fees. As a registered charity all our income is used to fulfil our principle objectives – to provide higher education and conduct research.

This [the attached image] show how your annual £9,250 University fees (for undergraduate home/EU students) are spent. International students pay higher fees, with additional fees going towards the additional recruitment and support costs.


  • Direct teaching costs: including lecturers, course administration and course materials
  • Estates and facilities: running and maintaining excellent facilities – everything from the seats you sit on to the power to charge your devices and the rooms you learn in
  • Administrative support: including Registry support (including student records management), Canvas and all management of the University
  • Learning resources: including library and IT resources and support
  • Admissions and communications: supporting students from application to arrivals and throughout your time as a student
  • Widening participation: making University accessible through scholarships, bursaries and outreach
  • Student welfare and success: including Student Services providing wellbeing support on all aspects of student life (from academic skills to disability support), Careers, and Housing support
  • Student Union: University grant to support Winchester Student Union activity (for more information see
  • Cost of living subsidy: making rent and ethical catering more affordable


For more information on our finances visit

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