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Welcome to Loughborough
A unique university
Our combination of world class research, enterprising outlook, unparalleled sporting achievement and excellent student experience gives rise to something that is truly special, and distinctive among the UK’s universities.
On these web pages we will give you an overview of our bold ambitions for the next ten years. We will educate winners, invest in our staff, grow capacity and influence, and continue to raise our standards and aspirations.
The success we enjoy is built on hard work and the high standards achieved by our staff and students. In a time of change in our sector we will maximise our distinctive approach to build on our achievements to flourish as much in our next century as we have in our first.
A desire to win pervades everything we do. We are, and will remain, the successful university.
Professor Robert Allison
Vice-Chancellor and President
Our strategic drivers – Building Excellence
We will work towards achieving our ten-year vision through four central themes – Investing in our staff, Educating for success, Growing capacity and influence, and Raising standards and aspirations – with research, teaching, enterprise and sport embedded in each.
Investing in our staff
We will be an outstanding employer, supporting our staff to achieve their full potential through development opportunities. We will recognise excellence and achievement through performance and reward mechanisms and ensure that all staff are empowered to operate at their highest levels.
We will maintain a staffing profile that allows us to enhance our centres of research excellence and enrich the academic student experience we offer. By attracting the highest quality staff and maintaining the best possible student staff ratios, we will provide our students with a dynamic learning environment.
Educating for success
We will develop our students as individuals, enhancing their capabilities as creative, confident and adaptable 21st Century citizens who will make a significant contribution to global society.
Loughborough University in London will facilitate the expansion of our postgraduate population. Under the current fee regime, we will maintain our undergraduate numbers but review our approach should Government policy change.
Growing capacity and influence
We will grow capacity in key areas of teaching, research and enterprise by investing strategically and developing international partnerships and collaborations. We will advance areas in which we have a critical research mass and withdraw from those where this is unachievable.
We will reinforce the breadth of our academic offering across both our campuses, with continued emphasis on subjects with international recognition. We will listen to our students, employers and other key partners to ensure that our academic provision develops in line with their requirements. By capitalising on emerging opportunities to review the scope of our academic provision, we will introduce new areas and withdraw from those that are no longer appropriate.
We will raise our profile and strengthen our connections with policy makers, business, industry and the community, achieving recognition as a leading international university, whose contributions are sought and valued.
Raising standards and aspirations
We will enhance our effectiveness and minimise the barriers to achieving our aspirations. We will build on our strengths and focus on developing the activities we do well to help us achieve our goals and raise our international profile.
Through our rigorous planning processes we will ensure we identify where we should invest. Our focus will be on internationally excellent research and a high quality student experience.
By 2020 we will have achieved the following:
A distinctive international reputation for excellence
The relevance of our research to real-life issues will place us at the forefront internationally, increasing significantly the global visibility and reputation of the University. Our contribution at the very highest levels to new knowledge and understanding will boost our links with some of the best universities in the world and expand our breadth of well-established partnerships with leading international companies.
A life-shaping student experience
We will provide our students with an exceptional learning environment that offers outstanding, innovative teaching, opportunities to contribute to pioneering research, and options to maximise their business potential, coupled with wide-ranging personal support. We will engage with our students to ensure we deliver the best possible academic experience. There will be high demand for our programmes and we will continue to deliver outstanding levels of student satisfaction.
Working in partnership with Loughborough Students’ Union, we will offer the best possible all-round experience, providing our students with a wide range of opportunities that enable them to achieve their full potential, professionally and personally as well as academically.
Outstanding partnerships to deliver social, economic and cultural prosperity
We will realise the commercial potential of our research and forge productive, collaborative links with partners across all sectors. This will ensure that we meet their requirements and that the impact of our activities helps to support economic development and drive innovation and performance on local, national and international levels.
We will work closely with local partners to enhance the social, cultural and economic wellbeing of the communities and regions in which we reside and will embed sustainability and social responsibility into all of our processes, operations and developments.
A culture of delivering excellence in all that we do
Through the integration of influential research, vibrant enterprising culture and outstanding learning opportunities, we will enhance our ability to drive forward solutions to contemporary global challenges.
Our staff will be supported to attain the highest standards, and our international profile will attract the very best in their fields.
We will also have cemented our position as the UK’s premier university for sport and be recognised globally for our unique ability to shape sport and exercise policy and practice both nationally and internationally.
One outstanding university: two vibrant campuses
Our distinctive ability to integrate research, teaching and enterprise will have strengthened the activities in which we excel and created new capacity in areas of excellence.
Our international ambitions will be further enhanced through a thriving postgraduate campus on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London, complementing our outstanding green-field campus in Loughborough and creating two inspiring campus communities.
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