The University is publishing its Annual Report 2021-22 this week, a year which saw the University celebrate its Diamond Jubilee and gain national recognition for its significant civic impact.
The Report, which covers the academic year 2021-22, highlights the University’s award-winning teaching and pioneering initiatives, research that is actively improving lives and having lasting, meaningful impacts across society, ground-breaking work in sustainability, and celebrates the University’s extraordinary community of staff and students.
It also looks ahead to the University’s new Vision for 2030, which will shape how the University builds a sustainable, innovative future.
This year, the University has continued to deliver tangible change and transform people’s lives, with this impact recognised in number of ways:
The University community was also honoured with multiple prestigious awards, including:
In 2022, the University marked its Diamond Jubilee, hosting a packed programme of events and special projects to celebrate its achievements and reflect on a long history of transformative education. In the 60 years since it was founded, the University has developed into a diverse community with over 20,000 students, three campuses across Kent and Medway, and partnerships around the world. Its courses continue to support local business and employment needs, powering regional growth and prosperity, while providing a stream of talented graduates into key industries.
The University also launched a new Academy for Sustainable Futures, which builds on a decade of pioneering work in sustainability, and will steer a collective mission to create a sustainable future and make an active response to the climate crisis.
Looking ahead to an exciting future, the University will soon launch their new Vision for 2030: a new Strategic Framework which will steer the University from 2023 to 2030. The Vision has been collaboratively conceived through engagement with the University community and external partners. It will guide how the University will deliver education, research and enterprise to maintain a successful future, as well as setting out how it will continue to effect real change for the communities it serves.
To learn more about the University’s impact and plans for the future, read the Annual Report here .