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Campus Conversations Agreeing our Strategy. Outline. Strategy development – the process The current environment Edinburgh Napier today Looking forward Vision 2020 Discussion Next steps. But First. Strategy: the process. October 2013. Range of meetings / forums

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Campus Conversations

Agreeing our Strategy


Outline

  • Strategy development – the process

  • The current environment

  • Edinburgh Napier today

  • Looking forward

  • Vision 2020

  • Discussion

  • Next steps


But First


Strategy: the process

October 2013

Range of meetings / forums

Thoughts and comments to

discussion@napier.ac.uk

Discussion forum http://forums.napier.ac.uk/

visit http://staff.napier.ac.uk/Strategy2020

January 2014

Test goals / objectives

March 2014


The Environment

The Environment

  • Scotland's HE, a success

  • Scottish Post-16 Education policy

  • SGF decreased from 09/10 in real terms; protected (cuts in capital)

  • Small expansion in funded places

  • RUK funding …. changing pattern

  • Edinburgh Napier receives c. 58% of fundingfrom SFC


The Environment

The Environment

  • Internationally HE demand is high

  • Policy environment

  • Competition

  • Diverse student populations; demography

  • Graduates attributes … complexity

  • Technology

  • Brand / reputation


Where are we now?

  • A modern, professional university

    • Broad portfolio of degrees, professional

    • Strong focus on employability

    • Applied research

    • Good links with business / industry


Solid Foundations

  • applications grew strongly to 2011/12

  • student retention increased

  • diverse student community

  • graduate employment rates strong, but < Scottish average

  • international student numbers in Edinburgh have fallen

  • RUK student numbers have fallen

  • overseas delivered student numbers growing strongly

  • research income down (£4.9m to £3.4m)

  • commercial income up (£5.7m to £8.5m)


Initial observations

What staff have said to me

Good colleagues

Good place to work

Strong commitment to students;

Valuable education … pride

Want clarity about priorities

Want transparency around investment

Career development

R & T disconnected; R not prioritised

Lack of senior team visibility

Want clarity about DM

League tables – real disappointment

  • Enthusiastic committed staff

  • Strong commitment to students

  • Good pedagogic innovation

  • Research / industrial engagement

  • Strong TN profile

  • Income flat lining

  • International students here low

  • R – T Links fractured?

  • Academic strategy as core?

  • Process driven?


Vision 2020 and beyond

Student Experience second to none

Enhanced Academic Reputation

A Great Place to Work


‘Snapshots’ from 2020

‘best student experience in UK’ (the student room)

‘wellprepared … worked in 3 different countries so far’

Its great belonging to the ‘Edinburgh Napier family’ …

… contacts

I learned a lot through my volunteering project in Malaysia

‘Great facilities’

‘never believed I could have set up my own business’

– it was tough but I was so well supported


‘Snapshots’ from 2020

‘Lets see what Edinburgh Napier is doing’

‘Research funding all time high’

‘the place to flourish’

‘A great place to develop your career ‘

‘lets talk to Edinburgh Napier – they understand our needs‘


Discussion / Thoughts


Vision 2020

  • What do you hope /expect we will be known for in 2020?

  • What key features could make the university ‘stand out from the crowd’?

  • Is there one thing we could do that would be new / different?

  • Our future vision ….

    ‘one of the leading professional universities in the UK’ or ……………


Strategy Discussion: Themes

  • Student Experience second to none

  • Building our Academic Reputation

  • A great place to work


Student experience second to none

  • Enquiry based approach to learning?

  • Work related learning / international experience?

  • Employability - Enterprise - Entrepreneurship?

  • Targeted / tailored support?

  • Technology … access to learning?

NSA

Co-curriculum

Volunteering

Sports

Clubs & societies


Building our academic reputation

  • Growing the interdependence of research & teaching?

  • Understanding and building our academic strengths?

    • Key themes ….

    • UG: PG balance

  • Building business engagement?

  • Developing our international reach?

    • Priorities, challenges, barriers


A great place to work

  • What makes Edinburgh Napier a good place to work?

  • What would make a positive difference?

  • How might we change our processes to improve the way we work?

Professional, ambitious, innovative, inclusive

Proud, confident challenged, supported

Respect & Integrity


Growing the University

  • Sustainable academic growth

    • Academic outputs

    • Business engagement

    • International reach

    • Reputation

  • Partnerships …


Next Steps

October 2013

Strategy 2020 discussion forum launching this week http://forums.napier.ac.uk/

Send thoughts / comments to discussion@napier.ac.uk by Monday 23 December 2013

More information about events and discussion forum … Strategy 2020 intranet pages http://staff.napier.ac.uk/Strategy2020

January 2014

Test goals /

objectives

March 2014


Thank you


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