Our Education Strategy Vision for 2026 is to support our students as they become creative and culturally rich graduates, with the capacity to find employment that will enable them to be agents for change in a connected world.
Our Priorities for Action over the next 5-10 years will be focused under three core themes:
INSPIRE; EDUCATE; CONNECT
Our stimulating portfolio of programmes is one of the main reasons why students choose to study at our University. Our aim is to continually enhance and develop our curricula to provide innovation, flexible and attractive programmes that blend together the best study and work opportunities that our global network of campuses has to offer. Our research-connected portfolio will be informed by the needs of employers, be responsive to changing market demands (through content and methods of delivery), and be attractive to a diverse range of applicants. Our students will benefit from an excellent support framework of academic advice and guidance.
All of our programmes will be student-centred and underpinned by our Liverpool Hallmarks: research-connected teaching; active learning and authentic assessment. Through these Hallmarks we will develop graduates who are able to effectively apply knowledge to a real-world setting in partnership with employers; create knowledge in partnership with researchers; and consider knowledge in a global context in partnership with our international community. Our students will be engaged and satisfied, working in partnership with staff in our academic disciplines who will be supported to achieve innovation and continuous improvement in their teaching. We will provide students and staff with the very best learning and teaching spaces and systems to facilitate a high quality educational experience wherever this is delivered across our global network of campuses and online.
Our aim is to enable students to get the most out of their time by adding value to what they gain through their studies. Not only to improve their career prospects but to develop essential skills for life beyond University. We will support all of our students to achieve their potential by providing transitional support, study skills and effective digital ways of working. We will optimise the systems and processes supporting our student journey from outreach and enquiry, application, enrolment, study, co- and extra- curricular activity, graduation, alumni engagement and beyond. Our University is only as good as the people who work and study within it and the importance of developing, supporting and engaging these people is vital to our success. We will support the development of high quality and qualified teachers and, importantly, leaders of education.
We will support positive outcomes for our students by personal development opportunities to enhance their employability together with a globally-connected careers service to help them find challenging and fulfilling employment. We will provide every student with the opportunity to undertake a placement, volunteering activity, study abroad or entrepreneurship opportunity, as well as facilitating co- and extra- curricular activities. Our portfolio will be internationally focused so that our students are prepared for the global workplace. Our graduates will understand how to compete effectively for graduate-level employment and know how to create and maintain professional digital identities.
Our alumni are an important part of our identity. We will encourage support our educational endeavours by acting as mentors, guest speakers, a source of placements, advisors in programme design and acting as advocates for the University. In return we will support them with continued support. In achieving our vision we will know we have been successful by:
- The demand from students for our courses and the diversity of our student body
- The feedback our students provided in internal and national surveys
- The proportion of our students who take the opportunity to study, work of volunteer overseas
- Satisfaction with the services and facilities we provide
- The ability of our students to compete successfully for graduate-level employment
- Successful engagement with and contribution from our alumni community
All of our programmes will be underpinned by research-connected teaching, active learning and authentic assessment. They will contain an opportunity to:
- Apply knowledge to a real world setting in partnership with employers
- Create knowledge in partnership with researchers
- Consider knowledge in a global context in partnership with our international community
Our Strategic Plan website has further information.