The undergraduate courses consist of Accounting and Law, Computing, Journalism, Business Management, Fine Arts, Humanities, Geography, Biology, Social Science, Education, and Sports; while post-graduate courses are available in the areas of Accounting and Law, Business and Management; Computing, IT and Multimedia, Health and Social Care, Education, Humanities, Leisure, Media, Art and Design, Natural and Social Sciences, and Sport and Exercise. A range of financial support packages is available for undergraduate students such as the Care Leavers Scholarship, Music Scholarship, Partnership Bursary, Sports Excellence Funds, Financial Assistance Fund as well as Emergency short-term loans and PGCE bursaries. Additionally, the university also offers unique sports with scholarships that are supported by the Rugby Football Union, the Football Association, England Netball, and the English Cricket Board.
The university boasts of a program developed for undergraduate students called 'Your Future Plan' where they are provided with the right kind of support to create a personal career plan, which they develop in their first year. HelpZones dedicated to student support are set up on each campus where students can go to receive any advice, support, or assistance for any issues. Some notable alumni of the university include TV presenter Adam Buxton, director Lewis Arnold, and Cornelia Parker- Turner-prize nominated artist.