SOLENT STRATEGY 2025
What we stand for and why we matter
The speed of change in the 21st Century and the scale of innovation is remarkable.
The students of today are the pioneers of tomorrow in a world we don’t fully understand.
As an educational institution, preparing students for this uncertain future is our greatest responsibility, biggest challenge and most amazing opportunity.
Today, the role we play has evolved but our core contribution endures. When we use education to advance knowledge and promote understanding we create new opportunities for the benefit of all.
Demographic, economic and social trends are fostering more diverse communities. The fight for a fairer society has reached a new phase.
Issues of equality, dignity and mutual respect are surfacing to change the debate.
The fourth industrial revolution makes the relationship between people and technology increasingly blurred. Technology has stepped into many roles previously done by people. This trend will accelerate.
We have never been so aware of our responsibility to our planet and the impact human choices have on our shared home. The next generation inherits a legacy that has seen the earth as an industrial resource and the consequences as an issue for the future.
This means that sharing and applying knowledge through social skills, complex problem solving, cognitive abilities, and more will increasingly shape the success and influence of our graduates and staff.
As a university we have a responsibility to foster these attributes – to harness what technology offers and ensure our graduates are ready to face these challenges and more.