If you've booked to attend our Open Day on Wednesday 3 July, you will find details of our parking arrangements on pages 15-17 of your Open Day programme. If you have made a booking for our Open Day on July 3rd, you will have received a link to the programme by e-mail. If you requested a hard copy at the time you made your booking, you will also have received a copy through the post. Our programme also details what you can expect from the day so try and read it in advance to make the most of your visit.
If you didn't manage to book for tomorrow then please book a place for one of our Open Days in September or make an independent visit after July 3rd. We are sorry but are unable to support on-the-day bookings as we have reached our maximum capacity for this event and we do not advise travelling to the University unless you already have a booking.
The University of York will welcome 13,000 visitors to the campus on 3 July for one of the largest Open Days ever held.
The high visitor numbers reflect well on the University’s achievements as it approaches an important milestone in its history. The University of York has been inspiring minds for 50 years.
Since 1963, it has powered its way to a consistently high ranking in the UK and has also recently been ranked by the prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) Awards as the number one University in the UK less than 50 years old and in the world top ten in their ‘100 under 50’ league table. York’s continuing excellence is evidenced by our Queen’s Anniversary Prizes and consistent THE Awards, including University of the Year in 2010 and Widening Participation Initiative and Research Engineering Team of the Year in 2011. In 2012, York became a member of the influential Russell Group of leading UK universities in recognition of our excellent research, outstanding teaching and learning, and the impact of our work with business and the public sector.
Dr Jane Grenville, the Deputy Vice Chancellor who is hosting Open Day, said, “It’s a very exciting time to join us. Students coming to York will benefit from an enormous investment in facilities, our excellent track record in research inspired teaching and a collegiate system which has been enhancing the value of a York education since our very beginning”.
Since 2000, the University has spent more than £750m on new buildings and improvements as part of our continued investment in a 21st century campus. In 2012 we opened new 600-room accommodation for one of our colleges and the £10m York Sport Village with its top‑class facilities, including a competition-standard pool, training pool, 100-station gym, full-size 3G astroturf pitch and three further five-a-side pitches. In the next three years work is scheduled for additional college accommodation and three new academic buildings.