The University's staff and students form an integral part of York's population. In 2015/2016, we employed 4,168 members of staff (FTE). We also enrolled the equivalent of 15,615 full-time students.
Every year over 2,600 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 2015/2016, approximately 57,260 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 University open lectures have attracted over 14,400 attendees, and the Festival of Ideas 19,000 attendees, in 2015/16.
In addition, the Centre for Lifelong Learning received around 3,000 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.
|Staff members||4,168 FTE|
|Total students||15,615 FTE|
|Approximate volunteer hours||57,260|
|Value (at minimum wage)||£411,911|
|Attendance for open lectures||14,477|
|Attendance at Festival of Ideas events||19,000|
|Attendance at school liaison events||40,846|
|Applications for lifelong learning courses||2,942|
All figures are from 2015/2016. For more facts, see the Planning Office.