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Strategic Plan 2011 - 2015

The Strategic Plan sets out the University’s vision and ambitions.

As we look ahead to our Jubilee year, our Strategic Plan details how we will develop and build upon the success of our last 50 years.

In the context of significant changes in higher education it sets out the main priority areas for investment, ensuring students remain firmly at the centre of our plans.

Our goals

  • GOAL 1:

To deliver an accessible innovative and flexible curriculum

Students and the student experience are at the centre of this Strategic Plan and define its ambitions. We will offer a flexible and innovative curriculum that responds quickly to changes within and beyond the University. We will provide local access to a high quality university experience through a distributed campus network and enhanced capability for blended and distance learning.

  • GOAL 2:

To become a national and international centre of excellence for public service education

Canterbury Christ Church University will be recognised nationally and internationally as a centre of excellence for public service professional education, training and development. This clear focus, which builds on an extraordinary track record of achievement, complements work with, and in support of, the private sector. Christ Church will be valued by stakeholders and communities as the leading provider of trained personnel for the public services in Kent and Medway.

  • GOAL 3:

To accelerate our research and knowledge exchange

The University’s growth in research and knowledge exchange will be accelerated through targeted investment. Our research and knowledge exchange activity across all our disciplines aims to promote effective policy, enhance professional practice and facilitate social, cultural and economic prosperity.

  • GOAL 4:

To create transformative partnerships

We will significantly improve the University’s positioning in the UK higher education sector and further define its distinctiveness. We will be known as a university that influences national agendas in part through its development and deployment of partnerships. We will use the University’s Golden Jubilee to highlight its excellence, showcase its achievements and generate legacy developments.

  • GOAL 5:

To promote a sustainable future

The University will strengthen its sustainability and, consistent with its Church of England foundation, be an exemplar of excellent environmental practice. We will also ensure we invest in the development of our staff and leadership opportunities, ensuring that individuals can realise their full potential and that Christ Church can respond quickly to new opportunities and risks.


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