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Strategy 2030

The University of Exeter’s Big Conversation is now complete.

We asked our colleagues students and alumni to imagine what education, research and our University could look like in 2030.

The next decade brings many uncertainties but it also brings enormous opportunities for progress and impact. Now is the time to ask ourselves – what kind of university will Exeter be in 2030? Where are we heading? What must we do to get there?

From March – June 2021 we asked our community of colleagues, students and alumni – to share their thoughts and ideas through a series of online Big Conversations.

Work is now underway to analyse the feedback shared and to incorporate it into the final strategy.

Together we can shape our future and create a strategy of which we are all proud.

Invitation from Vice-Chancellor, Professor Lisa Roberts

What you can expect

The first Big Conversation is now closed.

Thank you to everyone who took part in our first conversation which asked our community to imagine what the future of education, research and universities as whole could like in the future. You can download a summary of the First Big Conversation (staff and students only).

The second Big Conversation is now closed.

Thank you to everyone who took part in this conversation which has helped us to test what our vision and goals for the future could be following the feedback you provided in the first Big Conversation and from discussions across our community and with national and international experts. You can download a summary of the Second Big Conversation (staff and students only).

The third Big Conversation is now closed.

We shared details of what our strategy for the next 10 years could look like and asked you to check and challenge the assumptions we’ve made.

Following the Big Conversations, we are now finalising our new strategy, which we will share with you in the autumn.