Mid-Term 2025 Strategy Review

Olivia Miller

Our Mid-Term Strategy Review, building upon the Kent 2025 Strategy first published in 2019, is now available.

The Review details our strategy delivery to date, any adjustments made based on what we have learnt so far and how the remaining objectives will be realised.

With the unprecedented emergence of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Review outlines the lessons learnt from the past 18 months, from new ways of working to more creative teaching and innovative digital capabilities.

Acknowledging the challenges that the higher education sector has been facing, the document highlights the progress made towards the goals of the Kent 2025 Strategy. From opening the Kent and Medway Medical School, building a stronger academic biomedical infrastructure, to identifying three new Signature Research Themes and launching new interdisciplinary research supercentres such as the Institute of Cyber Security for Society, developments aligned with our strategic pillars have been made. The document also explains how we have strengthened student recruitment activity and taken forward work on a new Medway strategy, as well as developing our creative offer with the launch of the Institute of Cultural and Creative Industries (ICCI).

The focus remains on delivering our vision to offer one of the best education and student experiences in the UK, undertake quality research and innovation that is recognised internationally and to be identified as a leading civic university through our community engagement and impact. The Review details these strategic pillars and how we will move forward as well as the enablers involved to help us fulfil our objectives.

Our Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Karen Cox, said: ‘For us, this document and strategy refresh is about excellence in education, it’s about innovative research and it’s about working as a civic university with our partners and our stakeholders to deliver our ambitions to be a place where people really want to work and study.’

The Mid-Term Strategy Review is published on our Kent 2025 Strategy webpage.