2016/17 Library Fine Spend Revealed for University of Manchester

Figures obtained by UniEel have revealed huge fines being spent at University’s across the United Kingdom at library’s. At the University of Manchester, it was revealed that students spent £29,557 on library fines during the 2016-17 academic year. This figure is below the average amount seen across institutions in the United Kingdom. To put this figure into perspective, with around 40,000 students at Manchester, this … Continue reading 2016/17 Library Fine Spend Revealed for University of Manchester

2016/17 Library Fine Spend for Anglia Ruskin Uni Revealed

Figures obtained by UniEel have revealed huge fines being spent at University’s across the United Kingdom at library’s. Part of our ongoing study focused on Anglia Ruskin University, where it was revealed students spent £16,686.24 on library fines during the 2016-17 academic year. This figure is below the average amount seen at UK institutions. Putting this figure into perspective – with around 21,000 students at … Continue reading 2016/17 Library Fine Spend for Anglia Ruskin Uni Revealed

Revealed: 2016-17 Library Fine Spend for Coventry University

Figures obtained by UniEel have revealed huge fines being spent at University’s across the United Kingdom at library’s. Part of our ongoing study focused on Coventry University, where it was revealed students spent £66,729.01 on library fines during the 2016-17 academic year. This figure is well above average for values seen at UK institutions. Putting this figure into perspective – with around 29,000 students at … Continue reading Revealed: 2016-17 Library Fine Spend for Coventry University

Editor’s View: ‘This is Nothing New’

So following an interesting study, we’ve uncovered some pretty damning statistics. Over £2.3M spent on library fines at just 67 institutions. When you stop and think about this, it really is unbelievable. We can try to ignore the fact that for 64 of these institutions, the figure didn’t even include other fines – such as those for lost or damaged resources. The worst culprit – … Continue reading Editor’s View: ‘This is Nothing New’

Library Fines: Why Student’s Are Disgruntled

University – the time of your life for many, yet the location where you rack up a huge debt too. A recent survey suggested that the majority of students felt courses didn’t offer good value for money. And this is just the start. Recently, news has centered around high-profile cases of vice-chancellors being paid extortionate amounts – while students are having to stump up huge … Continue reading Library Fines: Why Student’s Are Disgruntled

Library Fines – Time For Change? An Argument For and Against

Following recent figures obtained by UniEel, it has been revealed that huge spending has taken place at UK Universities in the form of library fines. In a study of 67 institutions, it was found that these Universities accumulated £2.3M in fines through overdue items. With the cost of education at an all-time high, it could be argued that the library fine system is out-dated, and … Continue reading Library Fines – Time For Change? An Argument For and Against

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The University Library Fines League Table 2017

INTRODUCTION Figures obtained by UniEel have revealed enormous spending on Library Fines across Universities in the United Kingdom. Utilising various sources, we have completed a study of over 60 institutions – looking at the income each received for overdue library items during the 2016-17 Academic Year. We’ve then taken the number of students at each institution, leaving us with a total fine spend per student … Continue reading The University Library Fines League Table 2017

More Vice-Chancellor Pay Shame… This Time At Sussex Uni

After recent controversies at other University’s across the United Kingdom, the University of Sussex is the latest institution to come under scrutiny. Times Higher Education were the first to report that former vice-chancellor of Sussex – Professor Michael Farthing – was handed a leaving payment of £230,000 in his final month in the job. This figure was revealed courtesy of recent accounts released by the … Continue reading More Vice-Chancellor Pay Shame… This Time At Sussex Uni

Revealed: How Much Did Surrey Uni Students Spend on Library Fines?

Figures obtained by UniEel have revealed huge fines being spent at University’s across the United Kingdom at library’s. At the University of Surrey, it was revealed that students spent £6,797.15 on library fines during the 2016-17 academic year. This figure is well below the average amount seen across institutions in the United Kingdom. To put this figure into perspective, with around 15,000 students at Surrey, … Continue reading Revealed: How Much Did Surrey Uni Students Spend on Library Fines?

Library Fine Spend Revealed For The University Of Stirling

Figures obtained by UniEel have revealed huge fines being spent at University’s across the United Kingdom at library’s. At the University of Stirling, it was revealed that students spent £16,089 on library fines during the 2016-17 academic year. This figure is below the average amount seen across institutions in the United Kingdom. To put this figure into perspective, with around 11,000 students at Stirling, this equates … Continue reading Library Fine Spend Revealed For The University Of Stirling

Southampton Uni and Library Fines

Figures obtained by UniEel have revealed huge fines being spent at University’s across the United Kingdom at library’s. However, the University of Southampton is one of the exceptions to the rule. The University’s library doesn’t charge fines for overdue items, instead opting to block users from loaning other items temporarily. This meant students spent nothing on library fines. With fines sometimes totalling over £100,000 at … Continue reading Southampton Uni and Library Fines

Revealed: How Much Did Sheffield Uni Students Spend on Library Fines?

Figures obtained by UniEel have revealed huge fines being spent at University’s across the United Kingdom at library’s. However, thankfully, not all institution’s operate library fines. An example is the University of Sheffield. Library fines were abolished in 2014, and have not resurfaced since. Some institutions in the United Kingdom have seen fines topping £100,000 for students, on top of rising living costs, and the … Continue reading Revealed: How Much Did Sheffield Uni Students Spend on Library Fines?

LSE Continues To Benefit From Abolishment Of Library Fines

Figures obtained by UniEel have revealed huge fines being spent at University’s across the United Kingdom at library’s. At the London School of Economics (LSE) however, student’s continue to benefit from the 2014 decision to abolish library fines. Therefore, for overdue items, students spent £0 during the 2016-17 academic year, therefore yielding an average spend of £0 per student. Having witnessed severe fines levied at … Continue reading LSE Continues To Benefit From Abolishment Of Library Fines

So How Much Did Keele Uni Students Spend on Library Fines?

Figures obtained by UniEel have revealed huge fines being spent at University’s across the United Kingdom at library’s. At Keele University, it was revealed that students spent £7,290 on library fines during the 2016-17 academic year. This figure is well below the average amount seen across institutions in the United Kingdom. To put this figure into perspective, with around 10,000 students at Keele, this equates … Continue reading So How Much Did Keele Uni Students Spend on Library Fines?