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Our Vision 2030

Our Vision 2030

Inclusive. Innovative. Impactful.

Our Vision

To transform the leadership and workforce of our Place through inclusive student success and world-class research.

Our Purpose

To develop People and Place.

Our Values

  • We will behave respectfully and ethically in all that we do
  • We will be inclusive and fair in our interactions with eachother and with our wider community
  • We will act professionally, transparently, confidently, collaboratively and challengingly when engaging with our communities locally and globally
  • We will listen and learn from others.


Through our pillars of Inclusive Student Success and Place we will cement our position as the University of Opportunity.

Through our pillars of Inclusive Student Success and Place we will cement our position as the University of Opportunity delivering higher education at the point of need and believing in those who believe in themselves by offering them an opportunity to excel.

Our priority is the success of all those who wish to study with us. Building on the progress made in our previous Strategic Plan in improving outcomes and satisfaction levels for our students, our focus for the next decade is to ensure greater inclusivity and ensure equity of outcome. This commitment will ensure that we focus on who is participating and how they achieve.

We are committed to removing barriers to ensure that all can participate and achieve their potential. We will develop our approach guided by the social model of outcome, adapting the way we work to suit individual needs, adding value to their experience and ensuring they become successful ambassadors for the University of Wolverhampton.

With the ability to study at their own pace our students will learn in a manner that suits their circumstances and preferences. Technology will enhance learning with lectures online and available at a student’s time of choosing, supplemented by a choice of virtual communication and e-learning resources and more traditional in-depth face-to-face learning methods such as seminar, workshop and laboratory activities.

We are the University of Opportunity, and we will create flexible and personalised learning and progression routes into, through and out of university in a manner which transforms the places we serve.

We believe that universities are about transforming society by ensuring the needs of their Place and people are at the heart of what they do. As the University of Opportunity our Place informs the courses we teach, the research we invest in and the skills we equip people with.

Our strategy in Health illustrates our commitment to Place. We work in partnership to ensure healthcare education is delivered in the communities in which our students will work as qualified professionals. We offer healthcare education at multiple locations, helping the region to become self-sufficient in health professionals.

Our research supports local initiatives such as the STORK Programme, where we work in collaboration with neonatal units at local hospital trusts, public health directorates and the Lullaby Trust to help decrease infant mortality by developing training and behavioural interventions guided by the best scientific evidence. This commitment to delivering education, skills and research in partnership with the communities we serve is at the heart of our Strategy.

Partnership with West Midlands Ambulance Service

The UK’s first university- ambulance trust developed in partnership with the West Midlands Ambulance Service to deliver collaborative projects, sharing clinical expertise, joint curriculum development and staff exchanges provides a further example of how we develop our provision. The partnership will complement the new Emergency Management and Resilience Centre at Telford Campus which will focus on emergency planning, disaster management, resilience and response at a local, regional, national and international level.

Our Vision 2030

1st class customer service

Our priority is the success of all those who wish to study with us. We seek to remove barriers to ensure that all can participate and achieve their potential, providing our students with a high-quality learning and teaching experience which exceeds their expectations and prepares them for rewarding lives and successful careers as global citizens.

Co-designed with students, our Student Campus Project aims to reorient student service design. It will focus on the diverse needs of our students, offering flexible and supported access to services and creating an equitable and inclusive student experience across all campuses and courses, connecting students with practice, business and the community.

Financial sustainability

We will deliver a financially stable and sustainable University by embedding a culture of efficiency and excellence. We will balance on-going growth in surplus on turnover and strong liquidity with a transformational investment programme to meet the economic needs and skills demands of our Place. We will invest in the new industries promoting entrepreneurship and enterprise skills, whilst supporting demand in traditional university subjects and investing in its people and infrastructure. 

We are proud of our long standing commitment to environmental sustainability, promoting the conservation and sustainable management of the environment and minimising the impact of our activities to bring about a continual improvement in performance. Our goal is to be nationally recognised for our holistic approach to sustainability, embedding it through the curriculum, becoming carbon neutral and maximising processes of recover and reuse with the aim of achieving zero waste.

Our commitment to delivering education and skills in partnership with the communities we serve is at the heart of our Strategy. We believe that our University is about transforming society, locally and beyond, by ensuring the needs of our People and Place are at the heart of what we do. Our partnership approach will share knowledge and support the development of the skills and expertise required to shape the places in which we operate, reflected in the innovative and entrepreneurial curriculum, research, business support and delivery model we offer

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