Skip to content
| The voice of UK universities
Reports, speeches, briefings
What we do, Our members
Our events, Conference centre
Links for students
Going to a UK university
Patterns and trends in UK higher education 2013
6 Dec 2013
27 pages (1.5 MB)
Hard Copy; Download
About UK Higher education - general
Students, teaching and society - general
This year’s Patterns and trends report continues the series on changing trends in higher education and takes the story up to academic year 2011–12. It presents a range of data that shows how the higher education sector has been changing and adapting in a dynamic external environment.
Through effective financial management, and the achievement of significant efficiencies, universities have been able to weather a challenging period and continue to focus on achieving excellent outcomes.
Most of the data used in this report has been provided by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA). This data, collected after the end of each academic year, provides a rich source of information on the students, staff and finances of the UK’s higher education sector.
Back to search results
Order Hard Copy
Patterns 2013 section B: patterns of institutional diversity (PDF 246 KB)
In addition to the main report, this detailed data illustrates, in the form of institutional charts, some of the key student, staff and finance distributions across higher education institutions in the UK.
Patterns 2013 supplementary data (XLS 165 KB)
Patterns and trends in UK higher education 2012
Our 2012 report
© 2003-2014 Universities UK
Privacy and Cookies
Universities UK - Woburn House, 20 Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9HQ
Tel: +44 (0)20 7419 4111 | Fax: +44 (0)20 7388 8649 | Email:
registered Charity No. 1001127.
A Company limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales Company No. 2517018
Registered Office: Woburn House, 20 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9HQ