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Share your views and shape our University Strategy

“As a community we have shown over the last year that even in the most extraordinary of times we can work together with urgency, ambition, and innovation to chart a clear way forward. I want to harness that same spirit as we, together, build our long-term strategy and vision as a University.”

– President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Mark E. Smith

Creating the foundations of our strategy together

During April and May 2021, colleagues across the university are invited to shape the foundations of our University Strategy. Please read the draft statement below and give your views.

This statement is in part based on the feedback our community provided in early 2020, before we paused this activity due to the pandemic.

In the coming months, in addition to providing further opportunities for colleagues to have a voice, we will reach out to our students, our alumni and supporters and our civic partners to invite these valued members of our community to join this important conversation about our future.

Shape our strategy

Draft statement

Foundations of the University’s Strategy: A One Southampton Approach to being Globally Significant to make a Difference

Our Purpose: what inspires us

Achieving remarkable things to change the world for the better and transform lives. 

Our Principles: what guides us

Our principles are underscored by a drive for excellence, integrity and justice, with an organisational culture that values people, respects difference, and focuses on creating new knowledge to make a positive difference to the world.

At its heart is one inclusive, diverse community where we take personal responsibility to collectively care for the wellbeing and success of people and the planet.

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