The University's Global Strategy 2020 (GS2020) is approaching the end of its intended period. The University has achieved many of the goals set out in GS2020 and now looks to new opportunities for our research and teaching as well as facing fresh challenges in the external policy and financial environment.

The time is right to take a new look at our aspirations and priorities for the coming decade – for our research, our teaching, our global outlook and supporting the people, processes and systems which are vital to delivering this.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost, Professor Andy Long, is leading work to develop the next strategy, aiming to produce a Green Paper of initial thoughts and priorities in Spring 2019 that will evolve into an agreed University strategy by the end of the year. You can read more about this in his strategy blogs.

The University will publish updates and key documents on these webpages as the development of the strategy moves forward.

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21st Century University Workshops

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21st Century University Workshop held at UNNC on 14 November 2018

Engagement with staff and stakeholders is critical in producing a strategy that both reflects and drives the work of us all at the University - and that engagement with University staff starts at the very beginning.

During November 2018, University Executive Board members hosted the 21st Century University workshop sessions for faculty and professional, operational and technical services staff in the UK, China and Malaysia to generate ideas that will form the building blocks of our new University strategy.

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Key Words of UNNC feedback at the 21st Century Workshop

More than 3,500 comments and ideas were submitted and we are grateful to every colleague who took the time to make their views known. Advance HE workshop facilitator, Alistair Work, has published this summary report. To see the full range of views and ideas, all feedback from staff participating in the workshops or submitting comments online are reproduced verbatim in the 21st-century university staff feedback document.

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Strategy Consultation Activities at UNNC

  • UNNC's strategy development is an integral part of the University's Global Strategy Development and the Strategy and Planning Team maintains constant communications with UoN UK.
  • In Nov 2018, a "21st Century University" workshop was held at UNNC with presence of over 60 stakeholders representing a broad community of students, staff, parents and alumni. The workshop generated nearly 200 pieces of input around areas of teaching, research, campus life and people strategy.
  • On 2nd April 2019, a consultation workshop on the Green Paper will be held at UNNC and hosted by Prof. Andy Long, Deputy-Vice Chancellor of University of Nottingham and Prof. Nick Miles OBE, Provost of UNNC. We expect 80 participants comprising of student, staff and alumni representatives.
  • The Green Paper and White Paper will be circulated among senior management, our partner and university committees for consultation and feedback.

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