Colleges & Universities

Colleges & Universities

The HE and FE sectors have greater financial flexibility in comparison to the schools sector. However, this sector does have its own unique issues and our experience and understanding of our clients ensure we provide the best advice possible. We work closely with organisations such as CCS, 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 on-going needs of FE institutions. From a complete ICT refresh facility to inter-site student transport and Solar PV equipment. An advantage of leasing is that the College can spread the VAT charges over the working life of the equipment. UniLink Finance are the sole supplier of leasing services 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.

Here are some HE and FE bodies we have arranged funding for:

  • Aberdeen University – Gym equipment
  • Brunel University – ICT replacement
  • Nottingham Trent University – ICT replacement
  • Buckingham University – ICT replacement
  • Manchester College (LTE Group) – ICT replacement
  • North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College – ICT replacement & Machine Tools
  • Milton Keynes College – ICT Replacement
  • Richmond College – New building ICT, catering equipment and furniture
  • Wiltshire College – Annual ICT refresh
  • South Devon College – Minibus fleet replacement

Typical assets leased:

ICT & Network Infrastructure
Gym Equipment
Catering and Furniture Equipment
Engineering Equipment
Synthetic Sports Pitches
Modular Buildings