19 Nov 2018
A thank you from the President and Vice-Chancellor to all involved in the Our Future initiative.
Thank you to so many of you who’ve taken part in the Our Future initiative – we have received hundreds of suggestions from a wide range of people about what our University might be like, and known for, in the future. These include ideas from a group of nine-year old local schoolchildren! These ideas and suggestions are now being distilled and discussed and whilst there is a huge diversity of views, even at this early stage some key themes are emerging. These will form the basis for a discussion with our Board of Governors in March 2019 and we will keep you updated and involved in these discussions. We will publish all the ideas submitted on the Our Future StaffNet site.
Of course it won’t be possible to use all of the ideas submitted, some are contradictory, others are about imminent issues rather than our long-term future and some depend on the external environment and perhaps more benign funding conditions than we face. Where ideas relate to local issues that leaders and teams can address, I’d encourage you to think about how these can influence your own operational plans. Our Future is all about shaping our new vision but it is only the first stage in thinking about our future. We will build on this, seeking the views of individuals and groups across our University on how we get there.
We would welcome your feedback on what you have found valuable about Our Future, please email: