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Vision and values

BU2018: Creating, Sharing, Inspiring

Our vision builds on BU’s current success to create a distinctive offer based on academic excellence underpinned by service excellence. At the heart is the powerful fusion of research, education and professional practice, creating a unique academic experience in which the sum is greater than the component parts. To achieve this we combine inspirational teaching, world-class research and the latest thinking in the professions to create a continuous and fruitful exchange of knowledge that stimulates new ideas, learning and thought-leadership.

You can read more and see case studies and video clips that illustrate the key concepts and strategic aims at Vision & Values, BU2018: Creating, Sharing, Inspiring.

Strategic Plan 2012-18

Following the launch of BU’s new Vision & Values, BU2018: Creating, Sharing, Inspiring last summer, all staff and students were invited to help us shape the strategies that will support and underpin our vision. The strategies are based around four key themes: Creating, Sharing, Inspiring; Finance; People; and Environment.

The key points of the plan are:

  • At the heart of BU will be a powerful fusion of research, education and professional practice, creating a unique academic experience in which the sum is greater than the component parts. Fusion will be the key differentiator of BU, and this will inform and shape our marketing strategy.
  • We will invest in the delivery of Fusion through the establishment of an annual £3 million Fusion Investment Fund. The fund will support a range of practical initiatives that will underpin and deliver Fusion.
  • Areas of focus will include encouraging staff and students to work together to co-create and co-produce knowledge and research; driving excellent teaching and pedagogic innovation; improving staff and student mobility and networking; aligning our research themes to societal need; and increasing our share of the de-regulated higher education market (students entering with AAB and above or equivalent at A-level, international and postgraduate students).

Interactive StratNav Map

StratNav is your guide to the Strategic Plan 2012-18. It outlines how we seek to establish BU as a world class centre of academic excellence in education, research and professional practice – a learning community with a truly global reach, combining the elements of Creating, Sharing and Inspiring to deliver the ultimate experience for our students and staff.

Our academic excellence will be underpinned by service excellence, which we will achieve by fostering a fresh and re-invigorated culture of co-operation and collaboration between staff. We aim to break down barriers within and between disciplines and professional services to create a continuous exchange of knowledge that stimulates new ideas, learning and thought leadership.

Interactive StratNav Map - Guide to the BU2018 Strategic Plan 2012-18