Colleges & Universities

The HE and FE sector do not have the same restrictions on finance as Schools and Academies. We work closely with organisations such as CPC and AoC to ensure their members are aware of our services and how we can be of benefit to HE and FE institutions seeking advice and guidance on leasing.


FE College funding requirements can be complex. UniLink’s lease advisory service is uniquely placed to provide comprehensive advice designed to meet the ever changing needs of FE institutions. From a complete ICT refresh facility to inter-site student transport and Solar PV equipment. An advantage of using leasing is that the College can spread the VAT charges over the working life of the equipment as opposed to an additional large up front cost of 20%. UniLink Finance are the sole supplier of leasing to the Crescent Purchasing Consortium (CPC). We will manage the entire tender procedure reducing both the time and cost of tendering for leasing solutions.


Recent changes to funding allocation mean that Universities now face unprecedented financial challenges. Scarce resources have made acquiring the latest equipment extremely difficult, which is why many universities have turned to leasing to spread the costs of repayment. We can provide expert independent advice and competitively source the best leasing rates in the market on your behalf. In association with Cornwall College, UniLink have an EU tendered leasing framework available to all Universities in the UK, saving valuable procurement time and resources.

Here are some we have arranged funding for:

  • Aberdeen University – Gym equipment
  • Brunel University – Ongoing ICT replacement
  • Nottingham Trent University – Ongoing ICT replacement
  • De Montfort University – Printroom equipment
  • Buckingham University – ICT Replacement
  • Cornwall College – ICT & Machine Tools
  • East Durham College – ICT replacement
  • South Devon College – Minibus fleet replacement

Typical equipment leased include:

  • ICT
  • Gym Equipment
  • Engineering Equipment
  • Modular Buildings
  • Minibuses