Find out about where we came from, where we are now, where we’re going and how we’re getting there – including goals we have achieved and awards we have won. We keep this section up to date with new statistics and data as they become available.
We were founded in 1921 and given full university status in 1957. Find out where the University came from and what has happened since then. You can also read about some of the interesting buildings on our campus.
If you love statistics, these are the webpages for you. Check our current rankings in the various national and international university league tables. Examine tables of student numbers broken down by different criteria. Also includes information about accreditation of some of our awards.
The home for PDF copies of our Annual Review magazine, Gryphon magazine and financial statements.
The University academic year runs from 1 August to 31 July and is divided into three terms or two semesters. Check the dates for this year and future years.