New University Strategy


The University’s Global Strategy 2020 (GS2020) is approaching the end of its intended period. The University has achieved many of the goals set out in GS2020 and now looks to new opportunities for our research and teaching as well as facing fresh challenges in the external policy and financial environment.

The time is right to take a new look at our aspirations and priorities for the coming decade – for our research, our teaching, our global outlook and supporting the people, processes and systems which are vital to delivering this.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost, Professor Andy Long, is leading work to develop the next University strategy, consulting with our community to deliver an agreed University strategy by the end of the year. You can read more about this in his strategy blogs.

The University will publish updates and key documents on these web pages as the development of the strategy moves forward.

University Strategy Green Paper Consultation

Following the feedback from many colleagues who participated in the 21st Century University events in November, a next-stage Green Paper consultation document was published to invite further discussion and capture views on the most significant choices we need to make in developing the new University Strategy. To support considerations, a report on some of the global trends which will influence our external context as a University was also published.

University staff, students and alumni were invited to study the Green Paper and contribute their views until the closing deadline of Tuesday 30 April 2019. 

The questionnaire for the new University strategy consultation is now closed. 

We would like to thank all our staff, students and alumni for sharing their views on the consultation through the questionnaire, Town Hall meetings, local team meetings and consultation stands that have taken place across our UK, China and Malaysia campuses. 

Your views will play a very important role in building the future for the University. We have had a fantastic response rate and all ideas and feedback are being carefully considered. 

Watch this space for details and the next steps in the strategy development process. All the responses that we have received will be made available in full and in summary, together with details of how the ideas received will be taken forward. 

Consultation responses to the Green Paper will be used to produce a final draft strategy for further consideration across our community before it is put to the University Council in December.

If you have any questions regarding the consultation for the new University strategy please email

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