The University's staff and students form an integral part of York's population. In 2011/2012, we employed 3,010 members of staff (FTE), of which 1,248 were academic or research staff. We also enrolled the equivalent of 14,775 full-time students.
Every year over a thousand University of York students donate their time and skills through volunteering programmes such as Community and Volunteering Unit (CAVU) and the University of York Students' Union (YUSU).
In 2011/2012, approximately 45,500 volunteer hours were logged by students at local schools and community partner organisations, including York Museums Trust, York Arts Academy and The Children's Society.
Members of the community are invited to attend the dozens of concerts, lectures and learning events held on and off campus. Our public lectures have attracted over 13,800 attendees and attendance for York Concerts numbered 10,110 for 2011/2012.
In addition, the Centre for Lifelong Learning received over 1,500 applications for its provision.
Our £750 million campus expansion at Heslington East in also an investment into our local economy, providing opportunities for work for many companies and individuals.
|Approximate volunteer hours||45,500|
|Value (at minimum wage)||£281,200|
|Attendance for public lectures||13,800|
|Attendance for concerts||10,110|
|Attendance at school events||39,000|
|Applications for lifelong learning courses||1,580|
All figures are from 2011/2012. For more facts, see the Planning Office.