The IT facilities and annual spend on information provision per full-time student vary dramatically between universities, according to statistics in The Student Book 2001.
Cranfield has an annual expenditure of Pounds 409 per full-time student with a ratio of 1:2 workstations to students, whereas Nottingham Trent University has an annual expenditure of Pounds 62 per full-time student and a ratio of 1:105.
Internet access also varies widely. The universities of Reading (5,000 access points), Middlesex (3,000) and Bradford (2,000) contrast with Bangor (160) and Central England (14).
The Student Book 2001 by Klaus Boehm and Jenny Lees-Spalding, Trotman & Co (Pounds 12.99, ISBN 0 856 60531 X).