Measuring our success
To succeed in our Mission and deliver on our Vision, we must hold ourselves accountable to the goals we have set.
We are committed to reporting annually on our University-wide key performance indicators, ensuring we keep track of our progress, and continue to drive improvements in key areas.
Arising from this Strategy, the following 13 KPIs will be reported to the Board of Governors.
|Key strategic priorities||Measure||2025 target|
|Student success||Percentage of graduates in highly skilled employment or further study||70%|
|Positive impact on the community||Recognition for Solent’s community impact work through external award programmes||Silver watermark NCCPE and university of sanctuary status.|
|Research and knowledge exchange||Research and knowledge exchange income (grants and contracts) received as a % of total income||0.8% of total income|
|Further measures of success||Measure||2025 target|
|Financial sustainability||Adjusted Net Operating Cashflow as a percentage of income||Rolling three-year average of c. 10-12%|
|Environmental sustainability||The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings||Top third of rankings|
|Student success (Recruitment)||Undergraduate market share||0.70%|
|Student success (Recognition for teaching excellence)||The Teaching Excellence Framework||>50% of subjects achieving a gold award|
|Student success (University reputation)||Guardian League Table ranking||Top 50% by 2023 then review|
|People experience (Beacon for student and staff health and wellbeing)||Student Minds Mental Health Charter Award / UUK Step Change Framework on Mentally Healthy Universities||Highest award possible (student charter award). Full alignment with the framework (staff)|
|People experience (Students)||National Student Survey average score across all questions (excluding SU)||85% or greater|
|People experience (Staff)||Staff satisfaction survey 'Overall I am happy working at Solent'||Agreement score of greater than 70%|
|People experience (Equality of opportunity)||BAME attainment gap||8.20%|
|People experience (Equality of opportunity)||Gender pay gap||8%|