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Strategic plan 2021-2026

A plan for sustainable and transformative change.

An introduction from the Vice-Chancellor

I am immensely proud to introduce Lancaster University’s Strategic plan to 2026. 交付的主题——一个看起来期待变革的一个世界,喜欢兰卡斯特大学需要一个战略,大幅集中在其执行的目标和价值观驱动型的为了成功在一个环境,将比过去十年更有竞争力和资源受限.

We build adiabatically on the success of our previous strategies, 是什么强化了JDB电子游戏JDB电子游戏任务的卓越地位,使之成为JDB电子游戏寻求创造的变革的独特引擎. We celebrate the characteristics that make Lancaster distinctive, including our strong tradition of interdisciplinary research founded upon strong subject areas, our commitment to excellence and inclusivity in all that we do, our status as a pioneer institution and our desire to act as a force for good, committed to creating a better world. Our creation of new knowledge animates our teaching, underpins our engagement and is of intrinsic significance in its scholarship and reach. 提供最高质量JDB电子游戏的目标将是引领JDB电子游戏前进的“北极星”.

In presenting the new strategy, we should not lose sight of all we achieved under the previous strategy. Since 2015 we have grown in reach and scale. JDB电子游戏在莱比锡的新校园和JDB电子游戏对大学学院92的投资,实际上打开了通往欧洲大陆的新大门,并扩大了代表不足群体的参与. We achieved our stated ambition to grow student numbers to 15,000, and our income growth has allowed us to invest in more staff. All this has been accomplished while enhancing quality and reputation. We have achieved Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework, a regular top ten ranking in each of the three main UK league tables. JDB电子游戏被《JDB电子游戏》和《JDB电子官方网站》评为2018年大学和2020年国际大学. We have much to be proud of and ambition to do yet more.

The path to formulating the strategy has been highly consultative, involving workshops and conversations, questionnaires and feedback, with a wide variety of engagement from both within and outside the University. 这份在全球大流行期间撰写的报告,突显了该行业面临的一些威胁和不确定性, from high dependence on single sources of income to disruption of much we had previously relied on. Yet, 它也证明了JDB电子游戏的创新能力和灵活性,在JDB电子游戏所做的事情和JDB电子游戏如何做,以及JDB电子游戏解决全球问题的能力,同时支持JDB电子游戏的当地社区. At its heart, this University is about people, which is why the values aspect of the strategy has come to the fore. It also recognises many distinctive features of Lancaster: a collegiate university, the loyalty and commitment of staff, the emphasis on attracting students with the capacity to succeed independent of background, and leading the way in our commitment to environmental sustainability, to mention just a few.

The challenges the world faces are mirrored in many that we see regionally. Our mission is to be a force for good by bringing together communities to engage, inform and transform. JDB电子游戏将不同的学科结合起来,形成强大的团队,并为全世界的教育和JDB电子游戏建立伙伴关系. We educate and equip our students for a fulfilling life, and we seek to build economic growth and wellbeing in the region. By doing these things well, we will continue to grow our national and international reputation and will thrive on the opportunities before us.

Professor Andy Schofield, Vice-Chancellor
Professor Andy Schofield, Vice-Chancellor

Vision

JDB电子游戏的愿景是成为一所具有全球意义的大学——一所提供最高质量JDB电子游戏的行业领导者和创新者, teaching and student experience, and that engages locally, nationally, and internationally.

Purpose

Our Purpose is to advance knowledge, wisdom and understanding through the excellence of our teaching and research. By engaging with others, we will use our collective intellectual and wider capabilities as a force for good and create positive economic, cultural, societal and environmental change.

Values

In pursuit of our Vision and in keeping with our Purpose, we work to uphold our Values:

  • We respect each other by being open and fair and promoting diversity
  • We build strong communities by working effectively together in a supportive way
  • We create positive change by being ambitious in our learning, expertise and action

Overarching goals

为了最大化JDB电子游戏所做的一切的变革影响,JDB电子游戏确定了三个推动JDB电子游戏战略的首要目标.

To be recognised as a global leader amongst universities

Our primary goal is to consolidate Lancaster University's status as a leading global research-intensive university. We define global leadership as being a "go to" university for research, teaching and engagement that is widely respected for its record of transforming lives, communities, practice and thinking in countries across the globe. 为了实现这一目标,JDB电子游戏将在全球主要大学排名中进一步取得进步,跻身前100名. Already ranked within the world top 100 on many objective measures, further developing our global visibility and reputation will be critical to achieving this aim.

To advance our strong national profile

We will seek to consolidate and sustain our position and profile as a leading UK university, delivering a high-quality education and wider student experience, stimulating and shaping the national higher education and research agendas, policy development and public thinking. We will be a source and a driver of new thinking and practice that improves communities, culture, society and the economy. We will measure this by monitoring our position in national rankings of UK higher education institutions.

Accelerate our transformative impact in the communities in which we operate

By focusing on high-value, high-impact projects that exploit our interdisciplinarity and our subject strengths across the institution, we will seek to increase our transformative impact on thinking and practice in the communities in which we operate. Working collaboratively with our partners for mutual benefit, we aim to have global impact across a range of communities encompassing disciplines, localities, regions, nations, policy, practice and thought. We will measure this via our performance in the UK's Knowledge Exchange Framework.

Living our values

These three exemplars indicate how, in core areas of strategic development, we will put our values to respect each other, build strong communities and create positive change at the heart of what we do.

Our strategic priorities

Our drivers

Our drivers identify six thematic, cross-cutting and high-priority activities that will enable and support the delivery of this strategy.

Accordion

  • Efficiency and financial sustainability

    Increasing our organisational agility and resilience to withstand shocks has proven to be more critical than ever. To further enhance this, we will need to plan more strategically and selectively than in the previous period. Additional income generation may be required in particular areas, be it student recruitment, or via ambitious funded research. JDB电子游戏还需要创新,优化JDB电子游戏的系统和流程,这样JDB电子游戏才能为学生提供最大的价值支持, our students’ wellbeing, education and research. In pursuing this agenda, we will also explore new forms of partnership, unconstrained by historical relationships and forms of collaboration.

    Our ability to support choice, 多样化和参与性决策达到大学历史上所达到的水平,将在今后几年受到挑战. Questions about the nature, scale and shape of growth across the Bailrigg student body, by level of study, at our international campuses and online, as well as changed ways of working, will all challenge our current models and the operation of our professional support services. Our objectives will be to:

    • 抓住机遇,创新, to modernise and to address questions of organisational shape, scale and selectivity;
    • actively develop our organisational structures, processes and services to enhance our efficiency and take advantage of opportunities to act entrepreneurially, particularly where these can contribute to the regional economy more broadly, and;
    • 发展JDB电子游戏的服务和方法,以支持JDB电子游戏的核心目标,并巩固JDB电子游戏在英国领先的JDB电子游戏密集的地位.
  • Excellence through our people

    The core strength of the University is its people. Our People Plan will continue to focus on our ambition of attracting, developing and retaining the best staff to work with us. JDB电子游戏将努力确保JDB电子游戏的员工队伍能够代表JDB电子游戏的价值观和与JDB电子游戏一起工作的社区.

    JDB电子游戏计划创造条件和结构,使JDB电子游戏的员工在一个支持他们个人和专业发展的环境中成为真正优秀的人,实现他们的职业抱负. JDB电子游戏还将努力支持员工的福祉,因为JDB电子游戏采用新的工作方式,并保持JDB电子游戏作为首选雇主的地位. In support of these goals a refreshed People Plan will be developed during 2021.

  • The campus re-imagined

    We will consider opportunities to refocus our campuses on the student experience, world-class research and integration with local enterprise, deploying digital technologies to support agile working. Circumstances have provided us with the opportunity to reflect on our experiences of working, teaching and learning remotely, the impact on us as individuals and as a wider community, and what this means for how we undertake research, teaching, learning and professional service support in the future.

    An agile approach to work, underpinned by digital innovation, has the potential to contribute to our environmental sustainability and support equality and diversity, particularly for those with caring responsibilities. 这种方法也可以创造战略机遇,释放空间,以支持JDB电子游戏的核心活动, our engagement, and partnership work.

    To explore these potential opportunities, we will reimagine working practices, supported by digital delivery and focused initially on our Bailrigg campus. In so doing, JDB电子游戏将与员工和学生合作,考虑对潜在机会的各种观点,以确保它们与JDB电子游戏更广泛的企业目标相一致,并提高学生和员工的经验和贝利格的JDB电子游戏. It will be imperative that such change supports and enhances our campus as a vibrant and dynamic place to live, study and work.

  • Embracing digital technology

    Our innovative use of digital technologies will be critical to securing a competitive edge. We will think and act digitally, embracing digital technology in all our activities. 这将支持JDB电子游戏改善与合作伙伴的联系,并为JDB电子游戏的学生和校友提供创新的数字学习环境. It must also deliver efficient and highly effective digital ways of working for our staff. Embracing digital opportunities will enable us to better build communities across our global organisation.

    Supported by a data and analytics strategy, our use of digital technologies will be central to our reimagining of the campus and to:

    • Focusing on student journeys - to enhance the student experience, 提供支持和福利服务,确保学生从最初的询问到毕业都能获得顺利和无缝的体验.
    • Harnessing opportunities in digital provision - to support delivery across campuses in support of a global student experience, 作为JDB电子游戏减少碳排放的一个方面,并支持“小额信贷”和其他形式的短期计划,以鼓励终身学习和职业发展.
  • Our global campus network

    Our global network of campuses in China, Malaysia, Ghana and Germany contribute to our cultural diversity and opportunities for student and staff mobility. This presence offers the potential to enhance our reputation as a transnational University, 作为一个校园和战略合作伙伴相互连接的网络运营——一个全球高等教育生态系统,能够提供独特的产品和品牌.

    数字平台可以通过改善在每个校园工作和学习的学生之间的联系,改变参与度,提高学生和员工的体验. They also lower the carbon intensity of our international activity. JDB电子游戏将探索各种机会,让学生在跨校园的项目和课程中进行合作, ultimately, 学生在完成学位的同时,在JDB电子游戏的全球校园网络和战略合作伙伴中加入留学成分. 这有可能成为彰显JDB电子游戏地位的旗舰途径,并使JDB电子游戏的毕业生成为全球公民.

    We will advance this vision by exploring opportunities to further contribute to the local skills agenda in-country, 包括通过开发地区性和混合性课程,使用在线和灵活的途径获得JDB电子官方网站学位. 与JDB电子游戏的国际合作伙伴合作,JDB电子游戏也将寻求确保在JDB电子游戏的全球校园网络中发展更大的JDB电子游戏强度和JDB电子游戏收入的利益.

  • Innovating for excellence

    Achieving our strategic goals in a challenging, volatile and rapidly evolving world will require continued innovation across our research, teaching and learning, engagement and our professional services. In keeping with Lancaster’s pioneering track record, we will place creativity and innovation at the heart of our pursuit of excellence.

    We will continue to support and enhance a culture that questions established practice, champions new ideas and creates opportunities to pilot and develop new approaches. Our ambition is for a number of our most significant innovations to gain sector and wider recognition, enhancing our leadership position in the higher education sector.