The Development Plan
The overarching objective of the Development Plan is to identify the future size and shape of the University, consonant with the objectives of the University Plan.
The University will aim to grow over the next 10 years as follows:
- 20-25% student growth to a total of about 15,000 students
- Similar levels of academic staff growth with lower non-academic staff growth, to a total of about 3,500
- Continued growth of postgraduate, overseas, disadvantaged, disabled and BME students
- A new round of Anniversary Professors and Readers
- No new academic departments but more interdisciplinary centres
- Maintaining a flat management structure and a balanced portfolio of teaching, research and innovation, across the sciences, social sciences, arts, humanities and professional subjects.
The University will aim to develop its estate over the next 10 years as follows:
- Complete existing projects (Library renovation; Heslington East phase 1)
- New colleges on Heslington East, the first (new Langwith) by 2012
- New academic department and teaching buildings on Heslington East
- A Swimming Pool, Indoor Sports Centre, Conference Centre and 10ha Science Park on Heslington East
- Replace single storey clasp laboratories and the Spring Lane houses on Heslington West
- Continue to refurbish and convert college clasp, eg to administrative offices and, perhaps, a Student Centre.
The full University Development Plan is available for you to download: