Strategic Plan 2012 - 2017

Aberystwyth 2017

We have set ourselves six challenges for the period 2012 – 2017. Success in these areas will help us to achieve our aim of becoming a leading interdisciplinary institution, making an impact in Wales, in the UK and globally. Our overall goal is to ensure that by 2017 Aberystwyth is consistently ranked in the top 30 universities in the UK, and the top 250 in the world.

Over the next five years, we will deliver through strategically driven activity in the following six areas:

Creating opportunities

Breaking down barriers to access, supporting students and staff to succeed and grow, embedding employability across our curriculum and promoting experiences that allow our students to test and develop their skills, valuing people and maximising their potential, reflecting social responsibility in all we do.

Research with excellence that makes an impact

Building on our research successes to make a difference by addressing global challenges and providing a way of understanding the future through the past.

Teaching that inspires

Enhancing our recognised world class student experience through investment in quality infrastructure and an excellent portfolio which emphasises employability and lifelong skills, equipping our students for future success.

Engaging the world

Building our international reputation, attracting students and staff from across the globe and working in collaboration with internationally-recognised partners.

Working in partnership

Collaborating with other universities, with the local community and Further Education, with employers and businesses and with our alumni, building global partnerships, enriching the experience of our students, our staff and our partners.

Investing in our future

Growing our resources and investing in our environment to deliver on our strategic priorities, ensuring Aberystwyth’s future sustainability and growth.