We are ambitious. During the development of this strategy, our staff, students and stakeholders were clear that we must set our aims high. This is the best way of securing our achievements and the surest way to build on them.
We live in a world that is highly competitive and where change is a constant. The needs of individuals and society do not stand still, and we must be responsive to those changing needs.
To be a globally-connected university, we must continue to build and strengthen further our international links by: connecting with partner universities, organisations and people around the world; producing research with global relevance and impact; and graduating students as global citizens, who will play a leadership role in their communities, wherever they live. To achieve these goals we will:
We will ensure an
international outlook is at
the heart of everything we do
We have identified a set of overarching institutional objectives that will help us focus on the practical steps needed to achieve our goals and to establish the University in the global top 200:
Our objectives are underpinned by a more detailed set of operational strategies and performance measures that are monitored regularly, individually, collectively and by University Court.
We don’t settle for second best. We strive for excellence in all we do, and work actively to support students and staff to perform at the very highest level.
The scale of our aspiration comes from active discussions with the broad University community and our external partners. By 2021, we will be better connected, will have delivered innovation in all sorts of ways and will have transformed the lives of many others.
Over the lifetime of this Strategic Plan we will:
In delivering our objectives, we will focus on four key areas: Learning, teaching and the student experience; Research with Impact; Partnerships and Public Engagement; and Effectiveness and Sustainability. By working together, we make it happen.