We will work towards achieving our ten-year vision through four central themes – Investing in our staff, Educating for success, Growing capacity and influence, and Raising standards and aspirations – with research, teaching, enterprise and sport embedded in each.
We will be an outstanding employer supporting our staff to achieve their full potential through development opportunities. We will recognise excellence and achievement through performance and reward mechanisms and ensure that all staff are empowered to operate at their highest levels.
We will maintain a staffing profile that allows us to enhance our centres of research excellence and enrich the academic student experience we offer. By attracting the highest quality staff and maintaining the best possible student staff ratios, we will provide our students with a dynamic learning environment.
We will develop our students as individuals, enhancing their capabilities as creative, confident and adaptable 21st Century citizens who will make a significant contribution to global society.
Loughborough University in London will facilitate the expansion of our postgraduate population. Under the current fee regime, we will maintain our undergraduate numbers but review our approach should Government policy change.
We will grow capacity in key areas of teaching, research and enterprise by investing strategically and developing international partnerships and collaborations. We will advance areas in which we have a critical research mass and withdraw from those where this is unachievable.
We will reinforce the breadth of our academic offering across both our campuses, with continued emphasis on subjects with international recognition. We will listen to our students, employers and other key partners to ensure that our academic provision develops in line with their requirements. By capitalising on emerging opportunities to review the scope of our academic provision, we will introduce new areas and withdraw from those that are no longer appropriate.
We will raise our profile and strengthen our connections with policy makers, business, industry and the community, achieving recognition as a leading international university, whose contributions are sought and valued.
We will enhance our effectiveness and minimise the barriers to achieving our aspirations. We will build on our strengths and focus on developing the activities we do well to help us achieve our goals and raise our international profile.
Through our rigorous planning processes we will ensure we identify where we should invest. Our focus will be on internationally excellent research and a high quality student experience.