Our new strategic plan: Building a foundation for discovery

Posted by rmt22 at Sep 22, 2015 02:25 PM |
The University of Leicester has launched a brand new strategic plan, which sets out the future direction for our institution.

The vision of a ‘discovery-led’ institution – in contrast to the traditional binary divide of a research-led or teaching-led institution – places innovation at the heart of Leicester as a research-intensive university which is inclusive and open to all who have talent. It is intended to put us at the forefront of a distinctive elite of research-intensive universities

The new plan has been developed through several months of consultation with staff, students, alumni and our key partners via the Strategic Conversation.

You can watch a video which explains more about why we have developed a new plan on our Youtube channel. We have also created a website which looks at the strategy in more detail and will also host key future developments as we enter the implementation phase. Visit the strategic plan website to find out more.

This is a watershed moment for us, as not only are we launching the new plan, but we are also revealing a fresh and modern look for our University, which includes a refreshed logo and new website.

The updated logo respects the legacy of our official coat of arms while simplifying and emboldening its presence to ensure that our brand and logo is fit for the modern digital age.

The logo will be updated on our website and social media platforms and will be rolled out across the rest of our University over the next 18 months. You can find out more about the process and implementation on our new logo minisite.

In tandem with the plan and logo, we are also launching the first phase of a complete redevelopment of our website. To compete with other higher education institutions we must ensure that our website projects the image of a forward-thinking modern institution. In the first instance we are updating content focused on student-recruitment. You can find out more about the project and timescales for updating the remainder of the site on the website.

We can look towards the future of our University with pride and confidence, knowing that we have a strong vision for excellence, and great staff and students who can help us achieve it.

You can now watch a video of the launch event, hosted by our President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Boyle, by logging it with your staff ID.

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