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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
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.
TO CREATE, SHARE AND APPLY
KNOWLEDGE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
TO INDIVIDUALS AND SOCIETY
OUR VALUES UNDERPIN EVERYTHING WE DO
We pursue bold ideas in an environment where
creativity, innovation and success is encouraged
We nurture and value relationships and
partnerships that foster a global outlook.
Chair of Governors
Professor Graham Galbraith
We inspire and support staff and students
to achieve their potential and meet the
challenges of society.
We never settle for second best.
We work consultatively and collaboratively
to benefit from new perspectives.
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.