Growing our academic reputation

Growing our academic reputation is at the heart of Strategy 2020. To achieve this, we have set a range of goals and key performance indicators around our teaching, our reputation and our student numbers.

To grow our academic reputation, we will

  • Operate at the leading edge of our academic disciplines, through research, professional practice, knowledge exchange and pedagogy
  • Establish a reputation for outstanding teaching in every area of our portfolio
  • Integrate the taught portfolio with research and professional practice
  • Grow our research profile in areas of academic strength and potential
  • Establish a thematic interdisciplinary academic focus
  • Build our reputation as a leader in research, teaching and innovation in education
  • Grow our community of postgraduate students

Key performance indicators by 2020

  • Grow our student population from 18,400 to 22,600
  • Grow our taught postgraduate population from 3,000 to 3,900
  • Grow our research postgraduate population from 200 to 300
  • Increase our National Student Survey student satisfaction from 85% to more than 90%
  • Grow our Research Excellence Framework submissions from 100 to 200.
  • Grow our percentage of our academic staff engaged in externally funded research and knowledge exchange from 16% to 40%.
  • Grow our research grant and contract income from £4.6m to £9.1m.

For more detail, please download our academic strategy below, and to find out how we're currently doing against our targets, please see our corporate plan.

Download the strategy

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