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 webpages 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 has been published to invite further discussion and capture views on the most significant choices we need to make in developing the new University Strategy. 

You can read more about this in the Deputy Vice-Chancellor’s latest blog. University staff and students are invited to study the Green Paper and contribute their views online until the closing deadline of Tuesday 30 April

Staff and students are also invited to discuss the contents of the Green Paper and their ideas in team meetings, committees and community forums. A presentation and feedback materials are available on request to support these discussions from

To support considerations, a report on some of the global trends which will influence our external context as a University has been published.

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.

Consultation Events

‘Town hall’ events will be held in March and April where staff and students can discuss the Green Paper with members of the University Executive Board and senior leaders. No booking is required.

  • 3.15-4.30pm, Friday 22 March, A03 Lecture Block, Sutton Bonington campus
  • 2-3.30pm, Wednesday 10 April, B52 - Business School South, Jubilee campus, 

Further events will be hosted by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provosts at our China (Tuesday 2 April) and Malaysia (Thursday 4 April) campuses.

USC document


USC web form

Further links


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