London Nightline’s primary source of funding is from affiliated colleges or universities and their student unions. Fees are paid to Nightline by affiliated institutions on an annual basis.
Affiliation fees are calculated according to the number students at each institution. The current charge per FTE (HESA Full Time Equivalent) student at a college or university is £0.37 per student, which is typically divided as £0.27 to the college and £0.10 to the Students Union to help spread the cost over the different parts of the institution responsible for student welfare.
Please note that HESA statistics are published retrospectively, so we use the most recently available statistics to calculate affiliation fees. For the 2015-2016 academic year we will therefore be using the 2013-2014 HESA numbers.