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University Strategy 2020-25

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The Ƶ – pioneering unique forms of education and research that transform lives and society.

Transforming Education... Creating Futures

Our ambitious strategy addresses new challenges by harnessing the strengths of our history and forging a path for a world class university in a modern, global community.

Introduction to the strategy video

Professor Wendy Thomson, Vice-Chancellor, introduces the new Ƶ Strategy: Transforming Education... Creating Futures.

Our Academic Vision: Connecting worlds

Our strategy is centred around an ambitious academic vision for a digital age.

Strategic objectives

Our three strategic objectives for 2020–2025 build on our mission and core values, leading the way for a positive future.

  1. Furthering our position as the UK’s leading provider of distance learning worldwide delivering cutting-edge programmes, to increased numbers of people who can benefit most from education.
  2. Stimulating innovative intellectual exchange and effective public engagement drawing on our expertise across the university in the humanities, distance learning, careers and employability, and inclusivity/widening access.
  3. Developing and continuously adapting our organisation and capacity to anticipate the university of the future.