Accessibility statement

Planning and Risk Office

The Planning and Risk Office supports the strategic planning of academic departments, develops management information to support departmental and institutional decision-making, and undertakes reviews of processes across the University with a view to improving the quality and cost-effectiveness of activities that support academic delivery.

Our teams:


The Planning team within the Planning and Risk Office comprises four Planning Officers reporting to the Director of Planning. The Planning Officers work with academic departments of the University to develop academic plans balancing financial, staffing, research and student recruitment plans.  Planning Officers work closely with heads of departments and their management teams, management accountants, operations managers and Deans of Faculty to support departments in developing and delivering their strategic plans.

Strategic Insight and Analysis Team

The Strategic Insight and Analysis Team comprise the Head of the Strategic Insight and Analysis and seven staff. The team are responsible for management information (including that made widely available to staff through the Management Information Gateway), visual business analytics (for example of university league tables), statistical analysis (for example of degree outcomes) and co-ordinate a range of external statutory returns.

Risk Management 

Risk Management is coordinated by the Planning and Risk Office, on behalf of the University Executive Board, in accordance with the Risk Management Policy.

Access and Participation Monitoring and Evaluation Team

The Access and Participation Monitoring and Evaluation Team, within the Planning and Risk Office, are responsible for overseeing and monitoring the progress of the University’s latest Access and Participation Plan, as approved by the Office for Students. In addition to this the team are also responsible for robust and research-informed analysis of all of the University’s widening access and participation activity, across the whole student journey, from pre-entry and access, through to student success and progression.

University of York Access & Participation Plan 20-21 to 24-24 plus variation (PDF , 1,865kb)

University of York Access & Participation Plan Accessible Summary (PDF , 245kb)

19/20 Access & Participation Plan impact report (PDF , 166kb)

Health and Safety

Please see the Health and Safety Services page.

Our services:

Planning Office services

Find out more about the Planning Office services we offer staff across the University.


We service various University committees:

Management Information Gateway

The Gateway provides heads of academic departments and their departmental management teams with a range of reports encompassing student recruitment trends, financial performance, HR information, information in respect of various elements of the student experience (including careers outcomes) and about league table performance.  This information is updated appropriately, with recruitment information refreshed regularly and financial reports updated monthly, for example.

Management information gateway (York users only)

Access to Management Information (York users only)