UNIVERSITY OF YORK
Location: York, England
Total Students: 20,120
Percentage of International Students: 20%
- Situated to the south-east of the city of York, the university campus is about 500 acres (200 hectares) in size. The original campus, Campus West, incorporates the York Science Park and the National Science Learning Centre, and its wildlife, campus lakes and greenery are prominent. In May 2007 the university was granted permission to build an extension to its main campus, on arable land just east of the nearby village of Heslington.
- The second campus, Campus East, opened in 2009 and now hosts three colleges and three departments as well as conference spaces, a sports village and a business start-up ‘incubator’. The institution also leases King’s Manor in York city centre. The university had a total income of £331.4 million in 2016/17, of which £66.0 million was from research grants and contracts.
- In 2012, York joined the Russell Group of research-intensive British universities. It was ranked joint 12th in the UK amongst multi-faculty institutions for the quality (GPA) of its research and 24th for its Research Power in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.
- Department of Archaeology
- Department of Biology
- Department of Chemistry
- Department of Computer Science
- Department of Economics and Related Studies
- Department of Education
- Department of Electronic Engineering
- Department of English and Related Literature
- Department of Environment and Geography
- Department of Health Sciences
- Department of History
- Department of History of Art
- Department of Language and Linguistic Studies
- York Law School
- The York Management School
- Department of Mathematics
- Hull York Medical School
- Department of Music
- Department of Philosophy
- Department of Physics
- Department of Politics
- School of Politics, Economics and Philosophy
- Department of Psychology
- School of Social and Political Sciences
- Department of Social Policy and Social Work
- Department of Sociology
- Department of Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media
- Student Finances
- Well being
- Private Hosing and Accommodation
- Childcare Advices
- Employment Rights
- Disability Support
- Andrew Stewart Hall
- Willow Court Flats & Studios
- Beech Court Flats & Studios
- Juniper Court Flats & Studios
- Fraser of Allander House
- H H Donnelly House
- Muirhead House
- Polwarth House
- Penderich Way
- Spittal Hill
- Campus West- Most of the university’s arts departments occupy premises in the college buildings, while many of the science departments have their own buildings. A landmark building is Central Hall, a half-octagonal concert hall used for convocations and examinations, as well as theatrical and musical performances. It is a Grade II listed building, as is the West campus landscape. The campus lake is the largest plastic-bottomed lake in Europe. The Campus West has both indoor and outdoor sports facilities, including an all-weather AstroTurf pitch and County standard cricket pitch. A large, tent-like structure allows for indoor sport, gymnastics and dance.
- Heslington hall- Heslington Hall is a Grade II* listed rebuilt manor house consisting of a central nine-bay two-storey block with attics and two two-storey wings at each end. It is built of brick in English bond with sandstone ashlar dressings. The original Manor house was constructed in 1568 for Sir Thomas Eynns, the Secretary and Keeper of the Seal to the Council of the North; and his wife Elizabeth.
- King’s Manor- Located in York city centre, about 2 miles (3 km) from the main Heslington West campus, the historic King’s Manor began as the Abbot’s House of St Mary’s Abbey and went on to become the headquarters of the Council of the North following the dissolution of the monasteries. For many years from 1966, the King’s Manor housed the Institute of Advanced Architectural Studies (IoAAS). The IoAAS was a post-graduate Institute primarily specialising in providing mid-career education for architects and others. In particular, it became well known for its one-year Diploma Course in Conservation Studies. It is now home to the Archaeology, Medieval Studies and Eighteenth Century Studies departments, and is regularly used by other related departments such as History. It has a public restaurant and is used for art displays.
- Campus East- Several departments have purpose-built facilities on Campus East, including Law and the York Management School. In October 2010, several departments moved into new facilities on Campus East including the Department of Theatre, Film and Television and the Department of Computer Science.
York has a large number of alumni who have been active in politics, including at least fifteen Members of the United Kingdom Parliament, five members of the House of Lords, two Members of the Scottish Parliament, one Member of the European Parliament and several ministers of other governments around the world. The former President and former Prime Minister of Portugal AníbalCavacoSilva, completed his doctorate in economics at York. The incumbent Governor-General of Belize Colville Young holds a doctorate in linguistics from York. The Senior Vice President of the World Bank Group Dr Mahmoud Mohieldin holds a master’s degree in Economic and Social Policy Analysis from York.The university is also represented by alumni educated in the liberal arts such as English literature, social sciences, economics, philosophy, medieval history, and music. The author Anthony Horowitz attended York and graduated in 1973 with a degree in English literature and art history. Greg Dyke, Chair of the Football Association and British Film Institute, is a former student, and graduated in 1974 with a BA in Politics, returning to York as university Chancellor from 2004 to 2015. The current Director of the Natural History Museum, Sir Michael Dixon, has a PhD in Zoology from York.
More recently, due to expansion into areas of technology, it has also produced notable computer scientists, such as the Ethereum co-founder Gavin Wood, and the computer scientist Chris Lilley.
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