Space Utilisation

Space Utilisation is a measure of when and how space is being used.  The Utilisation rate is calculated by multiplying the frequency rate by the occupancy rate.

  • The frequency rate measures how often the room is being used compared to its availability.
  • The occupancy rate measures how full the space is compared to its capacity.

In recent years, the University of Wolverhampton has been in the lower quartile for the sector for space utilisation but a series of robust teaching space audits, followed by positive action to improve the accuracy of the timetable and remove the worst teaching space from the estate, has improved utilisation dramatically.

Utilisation Ratio 2009/2010 2010/2011 2011/20122012/20132013/20142014/20152015/2016
University of Wolverhampton 18% 30% 32% 30% 30% 37% 31%
Sector Median 27% 27% 28% 27% 30% 28% TBC
Sector Lower Quartile 21% 21% 22% 22% 22% 21% TBC
Sector Upper Quartile 36% 36% 36% 37% 36% 35% TBC

The utilisation for the 2015/16 academic year will be reported to HESA in early 2017 and sector results to compare should be available Summer 2017 .