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1 Campus Conversations Agreeing our Strategy

2 Outline Strategy development – the process The current environment Edinburgh Napier today Looking forward Vision 2020 Discussion Next steps

3 But First

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5 Strategy: the process October 2013 March 2014 January 2014 Test goals / objectives Range of meetings / forums Thoughts and comments to Discussion forum visit

6 Scotland's HE, a success Scotland's HE, a success Scottish Post-16 Education policy Scottish Post-16 Education policy SGF decreased from 09/10 in real terms; protected (cuts in capital) SGF decreased from 09/10 in real terms; protected (cuts in capital) Small expansion in funded places Small expansion in funded places RUK funding …. changing pattern RUK funding …. changing pattern Edinburgh Napier receives c. 58% of funding from SFC Edinburgh Napier receives c. 58% of funding from SFC The Environment

7 Internationally HE demand is highInternationally HE demand is high Policy environmentPolicy environment CompetitionCompetition Diverse student populations; demographyDiverse student populations; demography Graduates attributes … complexityGraduates attributes … complexity TechnologyTechnology Brand / reputationBrand / reputation The Environment

8 Where are we now? A modern, professional university –Broad portfolio of degrees, professional –Strong focus on employability –Applied research –Good links with business / industry

9 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 ) Solid Foundations

10 Initial observations 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? 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

11 Vision 2020 and beyond Student Experience second to none Enhanced Academic Reputation A Great Place to Work

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13 ‘Snapshots’ from 2020 ‘best student experience in UK’ (the student room) ‘Great facilities’ ‘never believed I could have set up my own business’ – it was tough but I was so well supported ‘well prepared … 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

14 ‘the place to flourish’ ‘A great place to develop your career ‘ ‘Research funding all time high’ ‘Lets see what Edinburgh Napier is doing’ ‘Snapshots’ from 2020 ‘lets talk to Edinburgh Napier – they understand our needs‘

15 Discussion / Thoughts

16 Vision 2020 What do you hope /expect we will be known for in 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’?What key features could make the university ‘stand out from the crowd’? Is there one thing we could do that would be new / different?Is there one thing we could do that would be new / different? Our future vision ….Our future vision …. ‘one of the leading professional universities in the UK’ or …………… ‘one of the leading professional universities in the UK’ or ……………

17 Strategy Discussion: Themes Student Experience second to none Building our Academic Reputation A great place to work

18 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

19 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

20 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

21 Growing the University Sustainable academic growth –Academic outputs –Business engagement –International reach –Reputation Partnerships …

22 Next Steps October 2013 March 2014 January 2014 Test goals / objectives Strategy 2020 discussion forum launching this week / / Send thoughts / comments to by Monday 23 December 2013 More information about events and discussion forum … Strategy 2020 intranet pages

23 Thank you


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