Continuing Excellence: Strategy for Growth 2023-2026

This new strategy sets the direction for our future success in terms of both Research and Innovation, and Learning and Teaching. It celebrates our history of strong performance and our continued appetite for growth and improvement.


Continuing Excellence: Strategy for Growth




The Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Science was formed in August 2021, combining Swansea University Medical School and the College of Human and Health Sciences. Our new faculty builds on over 25 years of making a difference to people’s lives through cutting-edge research, first class teaching and collaborations with the NHS, social services, industry and other partners. The Faculty’s sustained strong performance in international and UK leagues tables continues to highlight strengths across the Faculty, relating to research quality and intensity, teaching excellence, graduate employability, graduate prospects and student satisfaction year on year. Recent results from the Research Excellence Framework (REF2021) revealed that 85% of FMHLS research is graded “world leading” or “internationally excellent” (4* and 3*). This is in addition to the Medical School maintaining its top 5 position in Unit of Assessment 3, with 90% of impact, 97% of outputs and 100% of our research environment rated as 4*or 3*. At the heart of our research environment is the Faculty’s research and innovation arm, the Institute of Life Science (ILS). Through the ILS, we advance health research through multi- and interdisciplinary research and link those benefits to the economy through a philosophy of Open Innovation. We also ensure that our courses contain Intellectual Property generation, knowledge transfer, innovation and diffusion and how to embed them in practice. Our unique mix of strength and depth makes us

ideally placed to prepare and support students to undertake future research careers across the fields of life science, health, social care, psychology and enterprise and to turn research into patient focused improvements. Graduate employability for our scientists and healthcare professionals is amongst the best in the UK. We also deliver the future NHS and social care workforce, through our range of commissioned and other degree programmes. This new strategy sets the direction for our future success in terms of both Research and Innovation, and Learning and Teaching. It celebrates our history of strong performance and our continued appetite for growth and improvement. Professor Keith Lloyd Pro Vice Chancellor and Executive Dean Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Science

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HISTORY IN THE MAKING SWANSEA UNIVERSITY MEDICAL SCHOOL 1970 Swansea University is one of the UK’s first to offer Genetics degrees and soon develops a Biochemistry department

MEDICAL SCHOOL Consistently ranked in the UK top ten, the Medical School is a world-class place to learn, research and innovate. We educate and train the next generation of doctors, life scientists and health professionals through an expanding portfolio of both science-based and vocational clinical courses. Our mission to improve the health, wealth and wellbeing of the people of Wales and the world through first-class education and collaboration with the NHS, business and the third sector in a spirit of open innovation. Our community of students, researchers and partners draw on and benefit from the expertise of our international researchers and educators, building on our excellent research ranked Top 5 in the UK (REF2021).

COLLEGE OF HUMAN AND HEALTH SCIENCES 1970 Swansea University establishes a Psychology course 1988 Psychology programmes gain accreditation by the British Psychological Society (BPS) 1992 Swansea University establishes a Department of Nursing and Midwifery 1998 BSc Pre Hospital Care is launched, the first degree course for paramedics in Wales 1999 The School of Health Science is formed 2004 The Psychology Department launches its flagship MSc Abnormal and Clinical Psychology programme 2005 Psychology and Social Work programmes join to form the School of Human Sciences 2006 St. David’s Park campus is opened in Carmarthen 2007 The Wales Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience is launched 2010 The School of Health Science and School of Human Sciences merge to become the College of Human and Health Sciences 2014 The Psychology Department becomes one of only four in the UK to achieve 100% world-leading (4* rating) for reach and significance of research as part of the Research Excellence Framework (REF2014) 2015 ARCH (A Regional Collaboration for Health) is launched in collaboration with south west Wales’ regional Health Boards 2017 Nursing and Midwifery courses break into the Top 20 in UK League Tables 2017 The Health and Wellbeing Academy is launched to enhance hands-on learning while offering affordable and flexible services to the local community 2019 The College of Human and Health Sciences earns the Athena SWAN Silver Award for commitment to equality 2020 The College of Human and Health Sciences launches Paramedic Science as a full-time degree level qualification

2001 Swansea University establishes a Clinical School, which develops into a Medical School in 2004 offering a collaborative

Medical degree with Cardiff University 2006 The SAIL Databank is established

2007 The Medical School opens the doors to the Institute of Life Science (ILS) - its first bespoke research and innovation facility 2008 The BEACON project begins, in collaboration with Aberystwyth University and Bangor University 2008 The Joint Clinical Research Facility (JCRF) is launched in collaboration with the NHS 2012 The Institute of Life Science 2 opens, as well as the Centre for NanoHealth in collaboration with the College of Engineering 2013 The Farr Institute is established for health informatics research 2014 The Medical School is ranked 1st in the UK for Research Environment and 2nd in the UK for Overall Research Quality as part of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 2015 ARCH (A Regional Collaboration for Health) is launched in collaboration with south west Wales’ regional Health Boards 2015 Data Science Building is opened to harness Big Data 2015 The Medical School is Swansea University’s first department to earn an Athena SWAN Silver Award for commitment to equality 2016 The Medical School launches BSc Applied Medical Sciences and MSc Physician Associate Studies to meet future life science and healthcare challenges 2016 The British Heart Foundation chooses Swansea University as a base for its Research Centre 2016 The Medical School breaks into the Top 10 in UK League Tables 2019 Welsh Government increases funded places to meet the growing needs of the NHS

SCHOOL OF PSYCHOLOGY The Faculty’s growing School of Psychology is research-led with a strong record of translating science into real-world benefits, as demonstrated in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF2021) results, with 100% of impact rated as internationally excellent. Our aim is to provide an outstanding learning experience for all students by integrating up- to-date research into education. Students are taught by academics world-leading in their field, using their insight to inform the learning and teaching experience. All undergraduate degree programmes at the School of Psychology are accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and we also have a range of specialist postgraduate opportunities that equip graduates to succeed in the workplace.

SCHOOL OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE At the School of Health and Social Care, we draw together the disciplines of nursing, midwifery, allied health professions and social care to offer a wide range of courses that make a real difference to people’s lives and society as a whole. With outstanding clinical teaching suites and laboratories and the expertise of world-leading researchers, educators and practising clinicians, we train students to become the next generation of health and social care professionals, and graduates who are equipped for the workplace in the NHS and beyond. The School is consistently ranked amongst the top ten in the UK for midwifery, nursing, paramedic science, health studies and complementary medicine.

FACULTY OF MEDICINE, HEALTH AND LIFE SCIENCE 2020 Over 1000 students volunteer to join the front line in the fight against Covid-19 2020 The Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Science is developed in the wake of the Covid-19 global pandemic 2021 A new MPharm Pharmacy degree is launched, the first in Wales in 100 years, and a BPS Accredited MSc Forensic Psychology 2021 The Faculty structure is developed to create the Medical School, School of Psychology and School of Health and Social Care 2022 Psychology achieves a world ranking of 201-250 in the QS World University Rankings 2022 The Faculty is commissioned by HEIW to launch BSc Occupational Therapy, BSc Operating Department Practice and BSc Learning Disability Nursing 2022 85% of Faculty research is deemed world leading and internationally excellent in terms of quality in REF 2021 2022 Medicine, Complementary Medicine, Social Work and Health Studies are ranked in the Top 5 in UK subject level League Tables

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Our ambitions are global, national and regional and progress towards our vision will be guided by the need to establish Swansea University’s Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Science as: A world-leading Faculty with Schools of Medicine, Psychology and Health and Social Care: We will spearhead outstanding innovation in research and teaching across all disciplines, whilst delivering exceptional results on both a domestic and global stage. A positive force for all, students and staff alike: We will focus on health and wellbeing, nurturing an enviable study, sport and working climate, demonstrating excellence in development opportunities for all and enriching lives and benefitting society to build for the future. A sector-leading centre for strategic and economic development: We will further expand our collaboration activity, both nationally and internationally, whilst strengthening links with the NHS, global industry and other partners. BOLSTERED BY A RANGE OF CROSS- CUTTING THEMES AND ENABLING STRATEGIES, THESE AMBITIONS WILL BE DELIVERED THROUGH TWO CORE ACTIVITIES OF:

VISION The Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Science is research-led with strong health, social care, industry, civic and international links. We deliver outstanding learning and teaching alongside world-leading research and innovation to positively impact peoples’ lives.

MISSION Our mission is to be consistently rated as a leading UK provider of health professional and life sciences education, underpinned by an international reputation for excellent research and innovation. Through an interdisciplinary and interprofessional approach, we will deliver real improvements in health, wellbeing and wealth for Wales and the world.

• Research and Innovation (Page 10) • Learning and Teaching (Page 16)

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Underpinning our vision and objectives as set out in the strategic themes of Research and Innovation and Learning and Teaching, is a series of cross cutting themes or enabling strategies to embed our values and deliver benefits and improvements for the Faculty, the University and beyond. They reflect our ambitions in a comprehensive, research-led university.

and beyond, we will grow our global reputation for academic-industry collaborations with private, public and voluntary sector organisations of all shapes and sizes to drive economic growth, foster prosperity, enrich the local community and Welsh culture and contribute to the health and wellbeing of our citizens. We will continue to capitalise on external funding to help support research and innovation, building on the success of projects such as Accelerate Healthcare Technology Centre, the Awen Institute, BEACON, CALIN and PATROLS and now the transformational Swansea Bay City deal Campuses project. INFRASTRUCTURE The Faculty has been at the forefront of the University’s digital and physical infrastructure development since the creation of its flagship research facilities at the Institute of Life Science and the Data Science Building.

We will also review space requirements in line with enterprise development projects, including completion of Phase 1 in line with City Deal targets, and align Health and Safety activities to the University’s policies and procedures. We will look to commercialise our infrastructure offering across a range of areas in close collaboration with others and in a way that is scalable across the university. We are proud hosts of SUSim, Swansea University Simulation suite. Our vision for simulation-based education is to embed interprofessional learning throughout our suite of clinical, health and social care programmes not only for the benefit of our students and teachers but also to advance patient, team, and system safety practices through hands- on learning. As well as continuing to upgrade and refurbish existing Faculty facilities, we will continue to develop our digital and IT landscape, ensuring state-of-the-art research and teaching space that is fit for purpose for the future student. This work will be carried out in the context of the university’s strategic planning and priorities. SUSTAINABILITY Maintaining the success and reputation of the Faculty relies on continued recruitment and retention of students and staff, and sustained revenue generation through grants, funding and commercial opportunities. We are committed to maintaining and improving educational opportunities and student satisfaction and to being a destination of choice for both undergraduates and postgraduates, from the UK, EU and overseas. We are also committed to further strengthening our research and innovation, to ensure commercial viability, while also contributing to University initiatives, the City Deal project and the wider region, and the University Sports Agenda.

PEOPLE AND CULTURE We are committed to the development of a Faculty staff community, bringing together academic and professional services teams and individuals from across the faculty, in a way that is fully aligned to the University people and culture strategy. We will strive to improve staff wellbeing and welfare through effective and supportive induction, supporting and upskilling effective line management, delivering and meaningful ongoing support and professional development. We will prioritise personal development and contribution of staff through succession planning, career progression and review of mentoring and ensure fair, equitable and relevant workload allocation through the creation of a task and finish group to develop proposal and methodology, linking in with pan-University initiatives. Through a redeveloped EDI committee structure and a shared Faculty and University agenda, we will have a strong focus on equality, diversity, and inclusion. We will also bring together a community to raise the profile of, and celebrate, Welsh language and culture, with a fully operational Welsh Language committee and increased bilingual opportunities.

ENTERPRISE AND SPORT The University prides itself on its participation, commitment, and achievements in sport at elite, student and community levels. The Swansea Bay City Deal Campuses Project, led by the University in partnership with Swansea Council, Swansea Bay and Hywel Dda University Health Boards and ARCH, will attract inward investment from companies in the MedTech and Sports Tech sector that will further transform our sporting offer, in terms of facilities, opportunities, sport, health and wellbeing related courses, significant partnerships and our contribution to the health, wealth and wellbeing of the region. INTERNATIONALISATION As well as bringing the world to Wales, we are committed to taking Wales to the world, raising the profile of our research, innovation, language, and culture on the global stage. We are committed to capitalising on the University’s key International Strategic Partnerships and to developing a range of international opportunities for students and staff alike. We are also committed to working with other key partners in line with the university strategy to support our world-leading research and education. ENGAGEMENT AND THE CIVIC MISSION We are part of a research-led University located in a region where economic and social development are a major priority. Applying a health improvement lens to economic development for the benefit of the region, Wales

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CONTINUE TO INVEST IN ESTABLISHED AREAS OF RESEARCH EXCELLENCE AND STRENGTHEN INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS AND COLLABORATIONS TO ENHANCE OUR GLOBAL RESEARCH FOOTPRINT AND PROMOTE OUR EXPERTISE. The aim of this objective is to win prestigious research funding to further grow our research impact. We will also prioritise recruitment of academic staff to succession plan our leading research areas and build critical mass.


As recognised by a very strong performance in the Research Excellence Framework (REF2021), the Faculty has an excellent research reputation led by world- class researchers that results in health improvements for patients, for industry and the wider public. Research is carried out in the Faculty’s three academic schools (Medicine, Psychology and Health and Social Care) with well established cross-cutting themes facilitated through each school’s research lead, whose role is to ensure a vibrant interdisciplinary research culture in the Faculty. Research in the Faculty stretches from blue skies research into basic biological mechanisms to biomedical science, psychology through to nanotechnology, imaging and translational studies involving patients, NHS service development and industrial collaboration. Our success has been underpinned by the Faculty’s unrivalled research

facilities. Housed across modern state-of-the-art buildings, our research laboratories and facilities are equipped with the latest instrumentation. Our research is also underpinned by HCRW infrastructure funding and participation in national and international research programmes. The Faculty’s notable recent research highlights include the Health Data Research UK centre for data science, the ESRC funded Administrative Data Records Centre, Multiple Horizon 2020/Horizon Europe nanotoxicology research programmes, the BBSRC funded lipidomics research programme and the HCRW supported Centre of Innovative Ageing (CIA) and Swansea Centre for Health Economics (SCHE). The Faculty is an ambitious academic institution, with clearly defined objectives and commitments in the six key areas: Research Excellence; Postgraduate Research; Innovation and Impact; Research Environment and Culture, Global Reputation and Research Ethics and Governance.

The aim of this objective is to inspire our researchers to achieve excellent research outcomes and develop outstanding careers in academia, industry and beyond.

In delivering this objective we will:

In delivering this objective we will:

1. Build on the excellent REF performance in 2021 to showcase the research strengths of the Faculty by developing a REF2028 strategic target based on increased 4* rated research. 2. Recruit early-career academics on enhanced research academic strands to combat an academic demographic that currently is Professor-heavy. 3. Target increased grant capture to secure the funds necessary to drive forward our flagship programmes of research, being mindful of research overheads and diversity of income streams. We will measure our success in this objective through, accumulated 4* outputs/impact, grant income metrics over the course of the next 5 years, the diversity of the income secured and particularly the success of ECR grant capture.

1. Recruit the best students nationally and internationally and work with them as individuals to tailor training needs. 2. Ensure timely completion and annual progression monitoring of PGR students by working closely with students and supervisors to maximise outcomes. 3. Provide students with well trained and motivated supervisors to realise their ambitions and maximise student experience.

We will measure success in this objective through metrics associated with PGR student numbers, completion rates and the establishment of DTP opportunities.

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SUSTAIN THE POSITION OF THE FACULTY AS A KEY REGIONAL AND GLOBAL PARTNER FOR RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION. WE WILL CONTINUE TO WORK CLOSELY WITH BUSINESSES LARGE AND SMALL, LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL. The aim of this objective is to continue work in a spirit of open innovation to deliver world leading impact to benefit a wide range of stakeholders both in Wales and worldwide.

CREATE A VIBRANT, INCLUSIVE WORK ENVIRONMENT THAT SUPPORTS ALL STAFF TO FEEL VALUED. WE WILL MAINTAIN AN INCLUSIVE, RESPECTFUL ENVIRONMENT ENSURING EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY ARE PRIORITISED AND MONITORED. The aim of this objective is to welcome staff from all backgrounds and support them to feel an equally valued part of our community so that they are empowered to achieve their goals.

In delivering this objective we will:

In delivering this objective we will:

1. Continue to develop joint projects with industry and key stakeholders such as the NHS, through the ILS brand, both locally and globally. 2. Use the University’s RWIF funding to allow new research projects to flourish with particular emphasis on supporting ECRs. 3. Work to ensure opportunities around the Swansea Bay City Deal and the Campuses project are grasped, to develop a pipeline of innovative health and sports facing research. We will measure success in terms of the number of collaborative projects, spinouts, patents and licensing agreements plus the volume of funding through innovation strands. Impact will be measured by assessments linked to REF 2028.

1. Celebrate the diversity of staff and student backgrounds and cultures that form our community. 2. Look to continually develop our staff through training opportunities, mentorship and supportive line management, in particular Early Career Researchers with key mentorship programmes and tailored support, for example using St David’s Medical Foundation and RWIF funds. 3. Create a culture of openness and respect to maximise the collaborative opportunities, both within the Faculty and across the University. We will measure success in this aspect through staff feedback to assess the opinion of staff and to develop new initiatives.

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PROMOTE THE FACULTY GLOBALLY AND POSITION OURSELVES AS A LEADING INTERNATIONAL DESTINATION FOR HEALTHCARE, PSYCHOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH. The aim of this objective is to attract staff, students, collaborators and investment from across the globe to strengthen the global reputation of the Faculty as a destination for world-leading research and innovation.

ENSURE THAT WE ADHERE TO UK POLICIES AND REGULATIONS AROUND RESEARCH INVOLVING PATIENTS AND PARTICIPANTS. WE WILL STRIVE TOWARDS 100% COMPLIANCE WITH ONLINE TRAINING REQUIREMENTS FOR BOTH ETHICS AND GOVERNANCE. The aim of this objective is to ensure that research integrity is prioritised within the Faculty to protect the University from reputational risk.

In delivering this objective we will:

In delivering this objective we will:

1. Use our research outputs, and other dissemination opportunities (e.g. conference presentations) to promote the research performed at Swansea internationally, including dedicated funding to attend leading international conferences. 2. Recruit staff internationally and utilise our international research students and staff to act as ambassadors for Swansea in their home countries. 3. Target the QS rankings to drive up the position of both the Faculty and Swansea University on the global scale. We will measure success in our global reputation through metrics related to international postgraduate research students, international research partners and QS rankings.

1. Insist that the highest standards of research ethics are maintained by our staff and students to protect the institution from reputational risks. 2. Train our staff and PGR students in research ethics, integrity and governance issues. 3. Empower our Faculty Research Ethics Integrity and Governance (REIG) committee to maintain standards, report breaches and diligently ensure compliance.

We will measure the success of our ethics and governance strategy by monitoring training compliance rates and documenting numbers and severity of any breaches raised through the Faculty REIG committee.

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FURTHER ENHANCE THE FACULTY AS AN ENVIABLE PLACE TO STUDY, SOMEWHERE THAT OPERATES FORUMS FOR SUPPORTIVE DIALOGUE BETWEEN STAFF AND STUDENTS THAT SHAPE OUR PRACTICE AND DEVELOP A STRONG SENSE OF COMMUNITY. The aim of this objective is to fully realise the vision of the Faculty as a cohesive community of staff and learners with a shared sense of purpose.

CONTINUE TO DEVELOP THE QUALITY AND QUANTITY OF OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE IN THE FACULTY’S PROGRAMME CATALOGUE TO PRODUCE GRADUATES EQUIPPED TO SUPPORT THE NEEDS OF OUR NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITIES. The aim of this objective is to equip students to realise a broader range of opportunities as graduates by ensuring they have the skills to flourish and contribute in a complex global society.

As recognised by a broad range of Top 10 League Table positions at subject level in the UK, as well as Top 250 positions in International League Tables, the Faculty has a growing reputation for developing and delivering world-class teaching. Teaching across the Faculty’s three academic schools (the Medical School, School of Psychology and School of Health and Social Care) encompasses a delicate balance of theoretical and practical learning opportunities to prepare students to become the next generation of medics, life-scientists, health professionals, innovators, educators, researchers and leaders and graduates who are equipped for their chosen workplace with superb career prospects. Our community of students benefit from the expertise of our internationally-renowned researchers and educators together with outstanding facilities, including clinical suites, laboratories and simulation, and a growing range of opportunities to experience the

workplace via placements, collaborative programmes of study and student mobility opportunities, both in the UK and overseas. Building on almost three decades at the forefront of training the NHS workforce, we are leading the way in training the next generation of healthcare professionals through interdisciplinary research-led and practice- driven curricula to ensure that professionals who will work together in the future, train together today. We are also committed to ensuring that the industry and academic workforce of tomorrow are equipped for the complex global society that awaits them, with a focus on fundamental transferable skills and increased use of digital technologies. The Faculty is wholeheartedly committed to achieving its Learning and Teaching vision, with clearly defined objectives and commitments in the four key areas: Culture, People and Partnership; Student Success and Employability; Teaching Excellence and Curricula; and Reputation and Global Outreach.

In delivering this objective we will:

In delivering this objective we will:

1. Foster a sense of shared purpose to promote the Faculty as a supportive environment to teach, learn and thrive, with effective dialogue between staff, the student body and their representatives and empowerment to their opinions and views heard. 2. Ensure students from all backgrounds achieve their full potential by providing a supportive environment and rich learning culture that celebrates diversity. 3. Actively recruit international students to our programmes to strengthen international strategic partnerships and enhance our global reputation. We will measure success through University metrics associated with staff and student perceptions of the faculty as well as National Student Survey scores around ‘learning community’ and ‘student voice’.

1. Develop our curricula to best equip students with the necessary transferable knowledge and skills to flourish in a complex world. 2. Provide opportunities to undertake relevant and diverse work placement components on our programmes to enhance onwards career mobility. 3. Enhance our stakeholder engagement to maximise opportunities for co-partnership and co-creation to ensure our graduates are best placed to secure a strong future following graduation. We will measure success through performance in graduate employability metrics, representation of external stakeholders in programme approval and review processes and the position of our programmes on key league tables.

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OBJECTIVE 4: REPUTATION AND GLOBAL OUTREACH CONTINUE THE STRONG INTERNATIONAL REPUTATION FOR PRODUCING EXCELLENT GRADUATES IN THE AREAS OF MEDICINE, HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE, AND LIFE SCIENCE AND EXPAND OUR EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES FOR PROFESSIONALS. The aim of this objective is to develop strategic collaborative partnerships and relationships of reciprocal benefits to Swansea on a national and international scale enhancing our global reputation.

This strategy sets the direction of and ambition for the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Science. We will continue to be recognised as a world-leading centre of excellence in both research and education, delivering improvements in health, wellbeing and wealth for Wales and the world. To deliver this strategy, we will develop a series of implementation plans focused on Research and Innovation and Learning and Teaching. Our rich and diverse team of staff from across the Faculty, in partnership with our students, stakeholders and collaborators, will enable delivery of these plans.

Through outstanding research and teaching across our three schools, we will continue to deliver excellence on both a domestic and global stage. At the same time, we will maintain a focus on the health, wellbeing and ongoing development of our staff and student communities. We welcome anyone who shares our vision, mission and values to join us in furthering our collaboration activity, both at home and overseas. In particular, we are looking to continue to strengthen our links with the NHS, industry and other partners around the world. To join us, or to find out more, visit:

In delivering this objective we will:

In delivering this objective we will:

1. Maintain our strong commitment to providing students with opportunities to engage meaningfully with, and be taught by, internationally excellent research leaders. 2. To deliver exciting programmes of study that employ creative thinking in the use of physical and virtual space to maximise the student experience

1. Develop programmes of the highest global quality in conjunction with external stakeholders to develop graduates capable of addressing issues of national and international importance. 2. Strengthen our international links and grow the number of international learning opportunities for students, including collaborative programmes of study and student mobility opportunities. 3. Develop international partnerships that allow opportunities for Faculty expertise to be both shared and enhanced a global stage. We will measure success through growth in availability of and participation in study abroad and exchange programmes as well as improvement in position in the QS world rankings.

and commit to the creative use of digital technologies in teaching and assessment.

3. Provide high quality and timely feedback to students on their summative and formative work.

Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Science We will measure success through core NSS metrics around ‘The teaching on my course’, ‘learning resources’ and ‘assessment and feedback’ together with metrics in specific components of the national league tables.

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