|Funding element||2016-17 allocations (April 2016): Total (in £M)|
|Main teaching allocation for students in high-cost subjects||672|
Main teaching allocation
This is provided for to support the extra costs associated with teaching students in particular subjects (price groups A to C1).
Postgraduate taught supplement
For postgraduate taught students, we provide an additional £1,100 per FTE in price groups A to C2. Prior to 2016-17, this extra funding was incorporated into high-cost funding, with different rates provided for undergraduates and postgraduates.
For 2016-17, we have changed the way we present a number of targeted allocations.
In particular, what was (in 2015-16 and before) presented as the ‘Student opportunity’ allocation (See our student access and success pages for further details) is no longer presented separately. The elements that made up this funding are now distinct allocations.
Targeted allocations for 2016-17 are:
|Funding element||2016-17 allocations (April 2016): Total (in £ millions)|
|Supplement for old-regime students||37|
|National collaborative outreach programme||30|
|Widening access for people from disadvantaged backgrounds (full-time and part-time)||54|
|Improving retention (full-time and part-time)||279|
|Improving provision for disabled students||40|
|Accelerated full-time undergraduate provision||2|
|Intensive postgraduate taught provision||35|
|Erasmus+ and overseas study programmes||28|
|Students attending courses in London||64|
|Very high-cost STEM subjects||24|
|HEIs’ costs relating to medical and dental staff (Clinical consultants’ pay, senior academic general practitioners’ pay, NHS pensions scheme compensation)||23|
Supplement for old-regime students
This is a transitional supplement for institutions that recognises the extra costs associated with their remaining old-regime students (students who commended their studies before 1 September 2012). This supplement was introduced in 2015-16 and will be phased out by the end of the 2017-18 academic year.