Strategic Plan 2016-2020

Two students from the School of Rural Medicine listening intently to lecturer

"We will connect with our students for life. We will build enduring, global partnerships with industry, professions, business and government."

Aspiration

By 2020 we will be the university of choice for students and researchers who desire to transform their lives and help to build resilient communities.

Purpose

Our role is to develop individual aspirations, potential and capability and to enhance the future of our communities through quality research, fostering innovation and delivering a formative educational experience. Our heart is our single campus embedded in the community of the New England. The magnitude of our research and student participation is global. We will connect with our students for life. We will build enduring, global partnerships with industry, professions, business and government.

Strategy

Deliver excellent research with high impact

We will achieve international distinction in research in our chosen fields, which will positively impact and strengthen our communities.

Deliver an outstanding student experience

As well as high quality education, we will provide a formative experience that enhances our students’ lives and enables them to excel personally and professionally, nationally and internationally.

Diversify and grow income

We will have a diverse funding base in order to guarantee excellence in teaching, learning, research and innovation.

Digital dominance

We will be a global leader in the delivery of high quality and innovative teaching and learning, with digital and online education accessible 24/7 throughout the world.

Improve operational resilience

We will ensure our long term resilience by improving flexibility, responsiveness, efficiency and reliability and through adopting best practice in all things we do.

Create a bold and innovative culture

We will foster a constructive and engaged culture where creative ideas and innovation thrive and where staff flourish.

Values

  • Creative, innovative, willing to change and take calculated risks
  • Respectful, approachable and helpful
  • Sustainable, robust and dependable
  • Ethical, honest, accountable and authentic

Strategic Plan Overview Strategic Plan Document