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 blog.

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

University Strategy White Paper Consultation

The White Paper consultation is the next stage in the development of our new University strategy. The input from the University community to this consultation will help us to refine and finalise the new University strategy by December 2019 and we ask for your support in encouraging colleagues to engage with this opportunity. 

You can now review the proposed content for inclusion in the University strategy. Please note that this is not a draft of the strategy itself and we are inviting responses to the substance of the proposed content rather than the precise language. To illustrate what the proposal could mean in practice, we have included some examples of projects and initiatives that have been suggested and which would be in line with the goals proposed.

After you have reviewed the proposed content document, please answer four key questions by completing the short online form by 30 September 2019. Hard copies can be obtained by emailing

The previous Green Paper consultation received in excess of 17,000 pieces of feedback that helped to shape the document you are now reviewing. We truly appreciate all the contributions that were made during this consultation and would like to thank everyone who engaged with this process. 

As part of our commitment to transparency throughout the development of the new strategy, you can view all the responses received to the Green Paper consultation as follows:  

Further information about this stage of the consultation is available in the White Paper, or please email if you have any questions.  


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