University Strategy 2014-19

Our strategic vision for 2014–19:

To make a unique contribution to learning and research-led scholarship through our unrivalled network of member institutions, our global reach and reputation, and the breadth of our high-quality innovative academic services and infrastructure.

Aim 1: deliver academic excellence
Invest in our academic excellence to widen student access through flexible learning and to fulfil an ambitious programme of research promotion and facilitation in the humanities

Aim 2: provide innovative high-quality academic support and professional services
Develop, augment and commercialise our portfolio of services for the University’s members and the education sector, with the aim to be the “go to” provider of student and academic support services

Aim 3: property that is valued and relevant
Create a vibrant academic hub, through a property portfolio which balances the needs of the University’s members with maximising income opportunities

Aim 4: manage a high-performing organisation
Increase our investment in staff development, encourage a common purpose across our diverse activities and enhance our capacity where gaps exist, in order to deliver our plans

The full Strategy 2014-19  PDF [28pgs, 919KB] can be downloaded.

one-page summary of our strategic aims and objectives  PDF [1pgs, 25KB] is also available.

This is a strategy for growth capable of fulfilling our future plans and ambitions, and also evolutionary in that it builds upon our heritage, public benefit mission and existing strengths. These strengths are founded on the distinctive and inter-related mix of academic, service and property activities.