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Our strategic themes

Informed by our mission, vision and values, our four core themes, supported by a set of key priorities, are central to the delivery of our 2030 Corporate Strategy.

Education and student experience

Delivering an education that transforms lives and advances society.

  • By removing barriers, we can establish a more equitable, socially diverse and inclusive student body through personalised approaches.
  • Enrich our teaching and learning by integrating global, economic and societal research into the curriculum.
  • Evolve our curriculum to address dynamic societal and economic needs, which reflect on cultural and global perspectives.
  • Develop and adapt our use of educational technologies to enable innovation and make learning more accessible.
  • Combine our student and graduate employment support approaches, merging employability skills development, employer’s engagement and careers advice.
  • Establish long-term relationships with our students and learners, empowering them to take control of their learning journey.

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Research and impact

Delivering challenge-led, transdisciplinary research and innovation.

  • Move Coventry University into the top quartile nationally by increasing our research power into global innovation, economic and societal challenges.
  • Deliver high-quality transdisciplinary research that makes a real world impact, which enriches the teaching and learning experience of our students.
  • Support our current and future research students and early career researchers to become our future research leaders.
  • Provide our researchers with creative and inspiring spaces and facilities to enable them to deliver high-quality research.
  • Build strategic international partnerships and alliances to address global challenges with local impact.

Enterprise and innovation

Realising innovation and commercialisation of our knowledge and insights.

  • Underpin our civic and institutional values in supporting enterprise development, local growth and regeneration by building our strategic partnerships.
  • Develop our ecosystem to provide a dynamic enterprise and innovation environment for our students, staff, communities and businesses.
  • Expand our enterprise, innovation and knowledge exchange activities across our campuses and delivery locations.
  • Improve the commercialisation of our research and knowledge to reflect its quality and to enhance its impact.

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Global university

A globally orientated university operating at a global scale.

  • Enhance our knowledge and understanding of global challenges and cultures to inform our actions and activities and to pursue our mission.
  • Build a sophisticated and strategic approach to the development of opportunities focused on student and stakeholder objectives.
  • Develop our intelligence capacity and capability to enhance our insight and in-depth understanding of academic opportunities and challenges in key areas.
  • Deliver a sustainable activity-led approach in key markets focused on education, research, enterprise and innovation.
  • Deliver an inclusive and engaging curriculum that reflects on cultural perspectives and delivers a sustainable approach to international learning experiences.
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2030 Group Strategy

Download our 2030 Group Strategy as a PDF document.

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