Priority 3: Our people experience

We must continue to attract and retain the very best talent and enable everyone to do their best work, if we’re to achieve our ambitions.

To make this happen, we’ll:

  • Continue to be an ‘Employer of Choice’. We’ll successfully compete for talent, offering an engaging workplace where everyone, at every level, can thrive.
  • Cultivate a state-of-mind which strives for excellence. Our people will work towards ambitious targets that will continually improve our student experience. We’ll create regional, national, and international impact through our achievements in research, innovation, and enterprise.
  • Focus on performance, so everyone has clear objectives and development plans. This will help our people build their skills and make a positive contribution to the overall work of the University.
  • Develop the next generation of University leaders to spearhead our work in the future.
  • Invest in our recruitment and selection processes, using a greater range of techniques so that we find the right person for every role. We’ll always, and only, recruit staff who share our values and ambitions.
  • Nurture our inclusive staff culture and a sense of belonging for all colleagues.
  • Increase our diversity so that our people reflect our student body and the communities in which we work.
  • Support the healthy choices and wellbeing of all our people and offer new opportunities for them to improve their physical, mental, and financial health.

Key performance indicators

  • Staff engagement score (staff survey)
  • Staff inclusion score (staff survey)