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TOGETHER WE ACHIEVE WE ARE PORTSMOUTH By 2030 we will be the top modern university in the UK and one of the top 100 young universities in the world. That is the University’s bold vision. Naturally, we can’t get there in one leap. Here, we set out our Strategy for the next five years – what we need to do by 2025 to be on course to make our Vision a reality. Both our Vision and Strategy are ambitious – and with good reason. We are on the rise. In 2017, we were awarded TEF Gold – the highest rating for teaching quality. In 2019 we were awarded £5.8 million by Research England to develop our plastics research – the largest single research award in the University’s history. In the 2020 Guardian League Table we have risen to 21st – the highest position in the University’s history. And we have continued to be a desirable destination for students. There is no reason we cannot continue our success – and every reason why we can. Just as importantly, our people expect us to be ambitious. As part of our Strategy development we held focus groups, town halls, and roundtable events with our staff. Consistently, we heard that we should be more ambitious and push ourselves further to be more distinctive. We believe that this Strategy realises our staff and governors’ ambitions for our University. There is no doubt that implementing this Strategy, and realising our longer-term Vision, will be challenging and will require changes to how we work. Students’ and learners’ needs are changing, as are society’s expectations of universities, and so too are the local and global challenges our research must address. Change is inevitable, the only question being the form it will take. In setting a bold direction, our Vision and Strategy puts the University in charge of the change we will face. This must be the right response. But no matter how we develop as a University, our core values – who we are – will remain the same. By 2025 we will still create, share and apply knowledge to make a difference to individuals and society. But we will be better at it. We will also be halfway towards realising our Vision to be the top modern university in the UK and one of the top 100 young universities in the world. We hope you’ll join us on this exciting and ambitious journey. OUR MISSION TO CREATE, SHARE AND APPLY KNOWLEDGE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO INDIVIDUALS AND SOCIETY OUR VALUES UNDERPIN EVERYTHING WE DO AMBITIOUS We pursue bold ideas in an environment where creativity, innovation and success is encouraged and celebrated. We nurture and value relationships and partnerships that foster a global outlook. Jane Hoskins Chair of Governors Professor Graham Galbraith Vice-Chancellor We inspire and support staff and students to achieve their potential and meet the challenges of society. We never settle for second best. OPEN We work consultatively and collaboratively to benefit from new perspectives. RESPONSIBLE We act with integrity for the greater good. We share ideas and maintain transparency. We insist on upholding the highest academic and professional standards. We are trustworthy and do what we say we will do. We respect and celebrate diversity and equal opportunity through an inclusive culture. We listen and respond to the needs of our students and staff. We aim for sustainability across all our activities.