People are our University.
With our students, staff, alumni and partners, we will build a safe, supportive community where we can truly be ourselves.
With greater diversity and inclusivity to reflect society, we will enable our education, research and enterprise to transform the communities we serve.
We will collaborate with our partners to change the world for the better.
"I am most proud of working in equality, diversity and inclusion, and being able to deliver something I feel strongly about and that I know will make a difference in people's lives. You can say that I've made my passion my profession. I am also proud that I work with people who care and value equality, diversity and inclusion as much as I do and support me with my ventures."
- Aysha Rahman: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Advisor
As a community, it is our collective responsibility to continue to develop and deliver a transformative student experience and support programmes to enable our students and alumni to thrive.
What we teach, and how, will be informed by our Triple Helix and the experiences and knowledge we gain from our global connections.
The result will be a recognisable University of Southampton Experience.
"My time at Southampton has been life changing. The Advance Programme taught me self-worth and how to market myself to employers, and I had the chance to travel internationally and spend time with successful Southampton alumni, which raised my aspirations. During my studies, my employability improved year on year; my personal growth has not only been positive, but it has been of a greater magnitude than I could have wished for."
- Marlon McCarthy: MEng Electronic Engineering, 2019' PhD Electronic Engineering, second year
We will work in partnership with our students to:
Our world-class research has its foundations in curiosity-led research, disciplinary excellence, and interdisciplinary collaboration.
Together with our strong enterprise ecosystem, our remarkable people are trailblazers who both tackle global challenges and drive local opportunities.
The diversity and breadth of our research is a strength and ensures its long-term relevance and impact. By strengthening the mutually reinforcing links between our Triple Helix, we will build an even more dynamic base to inspire the remarkable.
"Theoretical physics is a discipline that thrives on exchange of ideas and working with others to solve problems. Our research group works together extensively, both through formal research collaborations and informal discussions about ongoing projects. We work with research partners all over the world via funded research networks, conferences and research programmes at research institutes."
- Professor Marika Taylor: Head of School of Mathematical Sciences and Professor of Theoretical Physics.
We are a national leader in knowledge exchange and enterprise (KEE) activities across a wide front.
At the heart of this success is a spirit of curiosity and creativity that runs through our education and research to generate exciting ideas to solve real-world problems.
We will embed and extend enterprise opportunities for students and staff, to benefit the communities we work with, through our Triple Helix approach.
"The University houses a thriving teaching and research culture, state-of-the-art infrastructure and resources, excellent cross-disciplinary research, and strong connections with industry and policy partners, which is an ideal setting for my work. My research also benefits from the wealth of interdisciplinary expertise of groups in the areas of geography and environment, health, social statistics, computer science and medicine."
- Dr Shengjie Lai: Senior Research Fellow, School of Geography and Environmental Science
We will make sustainability a part of everything the University does by 2030. We will strive to achieve net zero for Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2030. Sustainability will be embedded into our Triple Helix and will be a personal and collective responsibility across all our campuses.
Our research will continue to respond to all of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and we will make sustainability part of every University of Southampton education programme.
We will ensure that our enterprise activities have a positive environmental impact. We will bring students, staff and local residents together to create a cleaner, greener and healthier University.
"One of my key priorities is to embed sustainability into the curriculum in a way that motivates students to critically engage, reflect and create in a meaningful and transformative way. Sustainability is the cornerstone of my programme."
- Delia Crowe: Programme Leader, MA Fashion Design
Our foundations and heritage make the University of Southampton a gateway to the world. We are deeply committed to Southampton as a city of culture and across the region will further develop our civic role of making a positive impact.
The mutual strengths of our Triple Helix, coupled with our remarkable people, will promote inclusiveness and improve lives.
We will grow our international footprint sustainably and expand opportunities for more students to experience our distinctive University of Southampton education offer.
"I am most proud of the support our projects have received from the alumni community. We would not be able to run Ignite, one of our core Widening Participation and Social Mobility (WPSM) programmes at the University, without the generosity of our alumni."
- Ms Roshana Wickremasinghe: Student Success Manager
Our ambitions require a truly One Southampton approach to be embedded in all that we do. Creating a supportive culture, governance and infrastructure, built around doing the very best we each can, is essential.
Continued financial sustainability will enable us to invest confidently to meet our aspirations. We will enhance our physical estate, facilities and digital infrastructure.
Through collaboration we will devise future ways of working that embody our values and goals.
"I get a great sense of achievement within my role as I have been allowed to make changes that impact on both the business and my team. This has resulted in improving the reputation and the working environment for my team."
- Fritz Apellido: Catering Supervisor
Factors that will underpin this are: