Introducing Sussex 2025
Disruptive by design
Designed to be different, the University of Sussex has a distinguished tradition of disruptive and experimental interventions.
We have challenged convention since the University’s foundation in 1961. From the campus’ modernist architecture on the edge of a rural national park, to our progressive academics and creative professional services staff, to the inspiring students who choose to learn and live here, to the very tone of the institution and the nature of its conversations, through to the expressions of radicalism, critical thinking and, at times, dissent.
This is Sussex. We dare to be different.
Today, our staff, students and alumni continue these traditions, making their own extraordinary contributions locally, regionally, nationally and globally.
What we stand for – our values
At all times, we will strive for excellence in everything we do. Our success and distinctiveness will be defined through our institutional values, and these will underpin our education, research and engagement activities.
We will seek to be known as a ‘kind’ institution. We will care for each other and for the world around us, in responsible and sustainable ways. We will value collegiality and mutual support across all of our actions and activities.
We will ensure that everyone within our community is treated with dignity and respect.
We will value and celebrate the diversity of our campus community and partners, and what they bring to our activities.
We will put collaboration at the heart of all that we do, seeking out productive and creative relationships. We will acknowledge and celebrate everyone’s contribution.
We will speak out on issues that concern us and will face up to difficult challenges. We will support those who have the courage to change and be bold, innovative, creative and experimental.
Through the transformative power of education, research and engagement, we will work for a better world.
Our framework for continuity and change
排名实时更新有着实验和创新的悠久传统，这对许多学生的生活产生了真正的影响, and those who benefit from our research and wider endeavours. We will build on these achievements and evolve as a better university, dedicated to making a better world.
Our framework will guide the institution to 2025 and beyond.
Our strategic framework is based on four areas:
Based on the vision and aspirations outlined in this framework, 正规买球app十佳排行的学术学院和专业服务部门将制定自己的策略和运作计划，以阐明他们将如何为大学的目标和优先事项作出贡献.
Learn to transform
Making students partners in the big decisions that shape our university's future
Our students will receive a transformative, 高质量的教育和学习经验，让他们实现自己想要的未来. They will be able to embrace opportunities and challenges, making meaningful contributions in their own way. Sussex students will develop the knowledge and skills to be critical thinkers, entrepreneurs, commentators, citizens and activists.
We will pioneer, develop and integrate across our on-site and virtual programmes, cutting-edge and creative innovations in educational pedagogy, learning methods and digital technologies. Our curriculum will break boundaries, it will inspire students to be disruptive thinkers, 它将点燃正规买球app十佳排行学生的批判性和创业想象力，以迎接未来的全球挑战.
We will embed meaningful student participation in everything that we do. Students will routinely participate as partners in the development of their learning, in the discovery of new knowledge, and in the big decisions that shape the University. 学生的投入将有助于塑造正规买球app十佳排行未来的物理财产和他们学习的空间, as well as the design of the curriculum and the appointment of academic staff. We will be recognised globally as an inclusive educational community, widening participation, 正规买球app十佳排行的学生和学术团体的多样性是庆祝的，正规买球app十佳排行的学生的个人需求是尊重和支持通过个性化的, holistic and inclusive approach.
We will be known as a university that is world leading in the development, 智能技术的应用和使用——无论是今天的虚拟现实和增强现实，还是明天的新数字技术. We will use these technologies to enhance student learning, facilitate knowledge creation, aid educational administration and strengthen University governance. 正规买球app十佳排行的学生将拥有令人羡慕的数字素养水平和各种前沿技术的能力, 确保他们能够在未来的工作场所和快速发展的数字社会中挑战并取得成功. We will use targeted investment and strategic partnerships to achieve these aims.
In partnership with our students, we will build creative opportunities that enhance their experience, and which extend their skills, confidence, competencies and networks so that they can imagine every possible future. 增加学生到政府部门实习、带薪实习的机会, industry and with civil society organisations, as well as to participate as volunteers, mentors and community organisers. 正规买球app十佳排行将通过一个新的认证机制来认可这些多样化的经验的价值，以抓住这些和其他贡献, giving students the opportunity to showcase and celebrate their attainments.
Our students will be confident, knowledgeable and skilled, with clear career choices and real opportunities. They will be ready to be citizens of the world – connected, civically and politically engaged, entrepreneurial and creative.
正规买球app十佳排行将推行一项全国认可的计划，以促进学生积极的身心健康, and wellbeing. 正规买球app十佳排行将被誉为一所在学生的教育中倡导健康和福祉的大学. We will have a fully accessible campus, with no areas ‘out of bounds’ to people with impairments or disabilities; we will have appropriate expert mental health services alongside good physical healthcare; our early warning and support systems will be sensitive, reliable and highly professional.
Our students will have the opportunity to develop their knowledge, 通过积极参与正规买球app十佳排行这个时代紧迫的研究问题和挑战而获得的技能和能力. 他们将通过独立工作和共同研究共同感兴趣和重要的话题来提高自己的技能. They will become members of research groups, centres, networks and initiatives and work alongside academics and doctoral researchers, as well as drawing on wider partnerships beyond the University. 这些研究实践者和团队合作的经验将提供宝贵的技能，帮助正规买球app十佳排行的学生在未来的工作场所和社区中取得成功, and as citizens in the world of tomorrow.
Research with impact
By challenging conventional thinking and discourse, we will understand and help solve the grand issues of our time
We will reimagine ‘interdisciplinarity’ as a driving force for our research. This will be internationally regarded. Our research will create new agendas, contribute new knowledge and provide new ideas and solutions that will help to shape the world. We will challenge conventional thinking and discourses, offering inspiring and creative ways to understand and solve global issues.
We will set up support mechanisms to help our researchers to develop throughout their whole career, as undergraduate researchers, postgraduate research students, postdoctoral researchers, early-career academics and established academic staff. We will support the whole research lifecycle, from fundamental to applied research, from first ideas to practical application, with appropriate co-production and iteration with our external partners. 正规买球app十佳排行将发展领导和参与项目，以支持正规买球app十佳排行所有的研究人员和未来的研究领袖.
正规买球app十佳排行将以从事世界领先的研究的个人和正规买球app十佳排行在关键领域的研究实力而获得认可. Sussex will grow these research areas and invest in emerging areas of excellence. We will continue to nurture and develop research excellence wherever it is found. Our research will transcend boundaries, be they disciplinary, geographical, political, sectoral or cultural. We will collaborate with academic organisations, and communities beyond the academy, confronting the grand challenges facing society and the economy – locally, regionally, nationally and globally.
Building on our pioneering heritage of interdisciplinarity, 正规买球app十佳排行将重新树立大学的声誉，成为致力于跨学科研究和参与的学者和博士生的首选大学, and for students who want to understand their world beyond disciplinary boundaries. 跨学科提供了创造性的机会，以新的方式重新思考旧的和新出现的挑战.
正规买球app十佳排行将重新激励正规买球app十佳排行的员工和学生，让他们有排名实时更新的知识和行动来改变现状. We will do this by supporting the formation and development of interdisciplinary research programmes, groups and networks based on recognised and emerging areas of excellence and grand global challenges.
Research at all levels will meet the highest standards of rigour, integrity, ethics and governance. We will operate in an open environment and, wherever appropriate, enable access and share our research for public benefit.
- Grant capture
We will increase the number and quality of international research collaborations, partnerships and co-authorships, joining forces with researchers around the world to work on the global challenges that we all face. 正规买球app十佳排行将在国际上建立更大的地位和声誉，成为世界领先的研究型大学之一. 正规买球app十佳排行的研究人员将因其工作的质量和独特性以及更广泛的影响而受到高度评价.
Engage for change
Connected, engaged, entrepreneurial, creative... And citizens of the world
We will be widely respected as an engaged university – interacting purposefully with people, organisations and communities at a local, regional, national and international level. We will do this so that we can bring benefits to society at large, the economy and to the many individuals who are part of our world. Our external engagement will enable greater public understanding of science, technology, medicine, health, society, 艺术和人文学科——挑战先见之明，用知识和思想武装人们，为他们的个人和集体选择提供信息. We will contribute to the democratic process, inspiring citizens to be active agents in their own communities. By doing this, we will learn and gain from our partners, just as much as they do from us.
正规买球app十佳排行将在正规买球app十佳排行所有的学术学校和活动中嵌入外部参与的精神和实践. We will become connected to, trusted, and respected by more external partners at local, regional, national and international levels. Diverse individuals and groups will feel more connected with the University and will benefit, as we will too, from greater access, interaction and knowledge exchange. 正规买球app十佳排行会设立发展计划，为学者和专业服务人员提供业界领先的培训，以发展他们的知识, skills and practices.
We will be seen as both listening and acting in the local and regional interest, working with public bodies, charities and civic society to find solutions to economic and social challenges. 正规买球app十佳排行将在当地社区开展合作项目，切实改善人们的日常生活，帮助正规买球app十佳排行的合作伙伴解决大大小小的问题. 正规买球app十佳排行将被称为一个锚定机构，召集社区对话和鼓励社会凝聚力. We will develop our volunteering programme, with more students and staff making valuable contributions to local communities, initiatives and projects, 正规买球app十佳排行会认可并重视这些对个人和社区具有变革意义的互动.
With a network of alumni in more than 150 countries around the world, Sussex graduates are our best ambassadors and the embodiment of our values and knowledge. Building on their warmth, loyalty and commitment, 正规买球app十佳排行将创造新的接触机会，推动和鼓励他们排名实时更新地参与到他们的母校中来. 正规买球app十佳排行将设立一项雄心勃勃的计划，让校友和支持者更广泛有效地参与本地活动, national and international engagements. We will draw on their experiences, expertise and networks, to broaden our engagement activities and to widen our influence and impact. 正规买球app十佳排行的校友和支持者将与正规买球app十佳排行一起塑造萨塞克斯大学的未来，并将是使萨塞克斯大学成为一个伟大和持久的机构的核心.
We will use the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, The Keep and our many assets to forge broader and deeper partnerships with local communities, creative and cultural industries. The collections at The Keep, 包括正规买球app十佳排行的特别收藏和大众观察档案提供了无与伦比的地区和国家历史和社会文化的记录. These assets will be used to ignite innovative, world-class teaching and learning across the disciplines, harnessing creative methodologies and emergent technologies to build on our pedagogical approach. They will enhance our research, attracting grants and prestige partnerships. Through the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, we will bring the world’s leading artists, thinkers and provocateurs to the University to show their work and embed them in campus life.
We will embed business engagement, innovation and enterprise activities, addressing the relevant strands of the Government’s Industrial Strategy and its successors. 这些活动将支持生产力的提高，并将得到备受好评的业务参与人员的支持, working across the University to accelerate and maximise our business and industrial activities. We will help and support academics to use these opportunities and collaborations for mutual benefit. The Sussex Innovation Centre will become a leading hub for innovation and technology. It will be a conduit for our enhanced commercialised, business engagement and knowledge exchange activities. We will expand our unique Catalyst programme, which links students with business and industry. This will complement their studies and University experiences, 为他们提供更强大的职业机会，同时扩大学院的网络和声誉.
正规买球app十佳排行将创建一个国际领导力项目，表彰和奖励那些参与流动和跨文化意识活动的学生. To enable this, 正规买球app十佳排行将开发一种模式，让排名实时更新的学生参与到国际体验中, whether at home or overseas. This will be embedded in our curriculum, 同时也为海外合作伙伴提供机会——让正规买球app十佳排行的学生与来自世界各地的学生聚在一起. Additionally, we will develop programmes to enhance the international mobility opportunities for our staff, 确保有令人兴奋和可持续的方式，让同事在他们的学术和专业工作中与合作伙伴和机构联系. We will create new, innovative, global hubs where research, teaching, 正规买球app十佳排行可以提供混合式的学习和高管教育，这将加强正规买球app十佳排行的国际影响力和声誉.
Build on strengths
A people-powered transformation
For a kinder university
We will re-engineer our processes, structures and governance with a special focus on our core professional services of Human Resources, IT, Finance and Estates. Sussex will be known in the higher education sector for its agility, efficiency, effectiveness and care in enhancing and delivering our academic vision, strategies and priorities. We will have a confident and agile academic and administrative workforce, which understands its role in delivering the University’s priorities and value-for-money outcomes.
Our staff and students will recognise the institution as one that values its people as its greatest asset. We will draw on our people to deliver great outcomes. Our staff will be supported to do their best teaching and research, and our students will be empowered as partners in their education. Exceptional teaching and research contributions will be rewarded equally. 正规买球app十佳排行的专业服务人员的工作将得到支持，并会受到院校内部和业界的尊重. Our alumni will be engaged actively in the life and work of the University, supporting students, being ambassadors for the University, and making their own distinctive contributions to engagement and the common good.
以战略和能力为基础的框架将支持正规买球app十佳排行所有人的专业和个人发展. 这将帮助他们定义自己的职业生涯，并以一种最好地将自己的目标与学校或部门的目标相一致的方式管理自己的抱负. Using an inclusive people-centred approach, we will underpin our commitment to upholding equal respect across all our activities. 成功的学生将会得到认可和奖励，正规买球app十佳排行会建立一种模式，对所有支持大学教育的工作一视同仁, research and engagement goals.
Equality and diversity
We will take bold action to reduce inequality and promote diversity and good relations. We will transform the University so that our campus community has a fully inclusive experience, providing the kind of environment where people can achieve their ambitions and potential. We will make this happen by being accessible, caring and flexible in everything we do.
We will establish a powerful and robust digital infrastructure, supporting our students in their education and learning; academics with their teaching; researchers in their pursuit of new knowledge, engagement and impact; and our professional services in the delivery of our priorities. 正规买球app十佳排行将建立技术基础设施，使正规买球app十佳排行成为数字化转型的领先机构. We will partner with leading organisations to build a digital campus fit for the 21st century; pioneering the use of smart technologies and other leading-edge innovations; championing the use of automated, immersive and experiential techniques; using state-of-the-art energy provision to dramatically reduce our impact on the natural environment.
Pride in place
正规买球app十佳排行将更自信地利用正规买球app十佳排行的位置和位置，作为一个位于正规买球app十佳排行惊人的南唐斯国家公园边缘的乡村校园, close to the sea and vibrancy of Brighton & Hove. Our pride in place, and our commitment to local engagement, will position the University as a unique space to learn, live, work, thrive and revive – a creative community built on enabling, empowering and caring values.
A high-quality estate will attract students and staff to Sussex. We will complete the next phase of our Estate Plan, having built more than 2,000 new bedrooms for our students, new teaching and research facilities and a student services centre. In addition, we will have increased the number and quality of learning spaces both on and off the campus. We will focus on core facilities to support the student experience, especially around the activities housed in our heritage and residential estate. 排名实时更新的新房地产战略将明确阐述资本发展的十年滚动计划, as well as the ambition and challenge around the estate, enabling appropriate and timely developments and renovations to deliver our academic priorities. Our focus on delivering cost-effective core services, to a high standard and in an environmentally sustainable way, will be well known.
We will embed a model of ‘The Sussex Leader’, 这体现了排名实时更新所有领导者都应该具备的价值观和行为. This will foster and facilitate greater trust and devolution. Using this model, we will develop our leadership competencies at all levels, 确保员工了解自己的风格，并能使他们适应不同的情况，以激励和激励他们的团队. 正规买球app十佳排行会让员工在职业生涯的早期就做好领导角色的准备，让他们拥有必要的深度和广度的经验，以承担更大的责任. Significant steps will be taken to achieve greater diversity among our leaders. Our leadership philosophy to embrace collaboration, trust and collegiality will be key to our future success.
As we develop our education, research and engagement activities, we will ensure that we celebrate and harness these successes – sharing these widely with our networks and stakeholders. Good news and success fuels positive energy and further achievement. We will build inspiring narratives that infuse and energise our communities and diverse groups, and instil values of trust, openness and transparency. Our engagements will be two-way – a conversation that matters.
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