Led by the University, the York Streetwise project brings community partners together.

Co-funded by First York and Student Roost, we also work closely with York St. John, Yorkshire Police and York City Council.

About Streetwise

Our teams are carefully selected staff from YUSU for their professionalism and approachability and experience working with people. 

Working in mixed gender pairs and clearly identifiable in high-visibility vests we:

  • Walk around key pedestrian routes from public transport points outside of campus in the community, helping to keep the noise down by maintaining a visible presence
  • Signpost to support or emergency services if need be
  • Offer directions, support and advice

Circulation areas and timings

The Streetwise team operate around the University of York.

Every Wednesday and Sunday night, between 10pm and 4am, the team operate in:

  • Heslington Village
  • Badger Hill
  • Newland Park Drive/Thief Lane

If you live in one of these areas and experience a noise issue on a Wednesday or Sunday night, contact the University Security team on +44 (0)1904 32444.

Contact us

We appreciate any and all feedback and suggestions about the Streetwise scheme or individual team members.

streetwise@york.ac.uk

Meet the team

Governance

The Streetwise project is overseen by an Advisory Group with representatives from the following organisations:

  • University of York
  • University of York Students' Unions
  • York City Council
  • North Yorkshire Police

The advisory group meet quarterly, to ensure that the project is retaining a positive impact on those who come into contact with it.

Contact us

We appreciate any and all feedback and suggestions about the Streetwise scheme or individual team members.

streetwise@york.ac.uk