Strategic Plan 2020 Final | Page 10

PROVIDE DISTINCTIVE, ACCESSIBLE, HIGH QUALITY EDUCATION Attractive, Relevant and Market Responsive Academic Portfolio Become the university of choice for students in our key markets and core academic disciplines. Provide our graduates with relevant and future focused knowledge, skills and professional qualifications, enabling them to make a real difference around the world through a sustained and meaningful contribution to society. Taking advantage of the necessary adaptions to learning in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, ensure we have the infrastructure in place to offer a flexible choice in methods of learning that are appropriate to students’ circumstances and make the best use of emerging technologies. Outcomes: • A portfolio that encourages people to study with us and partners to work with us. • An increase in our overall student population, optimising the balance of different student cohorts. • An increase in the percentage of students gaining work experience as part of their programme. • An increase in our graduate employment measure. Accessible and Inclusive Lifelong Learning Enhance further access for students from under-represented groups, designing and implementing new approaches to flexibility in the learner journey in order to offer each student a journey that is appropriate to their needs. Outcomes: • An increase in the number of students from under-represented groups. • An increase the number of students articulating into the later years of our programmes from college. • A high retention rate of students across all programmes. Our Academic Portfolio See the Deputy First Minister talk about the social value of a new addition to our course provision Our distinctive course offering Hear what our students and graduates have to say about QMU 10 | Strategic Plan 2020