A reminder to join the next steps in research strategy consultation

September 24th, 2021

Update from Professor Dame Jessica Corner

I would like to remind ask colleagues from all job families of an invitation from Vice-Chancellor Professor Shearer West to take part in the next stage of our consultation on the future of research at our university.

The consultation closes at 5pm on Friday 8 October

We had a remarkable 1,689 responses in the first stage of our consultation. This informed a white paper, setting out a framework for the delivery of a high-performing, inclusive research ecosystem.

Your input remains invaluable as we ask colleagues from across our UK, China and Malaysia campuses to further engage with our consultation.

Please discuss the white paper and respond to a short survey on its ambitions to deliver a step-change in our research quality and performance over the next five years:

  • Is it sufficiently ambitious to deliver our new research strategy and the challenges ahead?
  • What opportunities does it offer you and how can you contribute?

We are grateful for the engagement of the university community over the past year in debating our research ambitions and how we can achieve them. As Professor West reflected as she launched this next stage of our consultation:

“What has come through most strongly from you, and aligning with my own mission, is that our people are at the core of a renewed research strategy.

“Now we want to ensure we are on the right track and that the white paper’s framework to deliver a step-change in our research quality and performance over the next five years is robust and truly reflective of our whole community.”

We look forward to your responses and consideration of how we can better support each other to strengthen our ambition to deliver research of the highest quality that develops new knowledge and transforms lives.

For further updates, resources and more on how to get involved, please visit and bookmark our research strategy white paper consultation pages.

Thank you

Professor Dame Jessica Corner
Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange

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