Healthy University Strategy
"A Healthy University aspires to create a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances the health, wellbeing and sustainability of its community and enables people to achieve their full potential."
The University has developed a 'Healthy University' Strategy.
Initial consultation, during which participants were asked to provide feedback upon draft themes and objectives for both documents, commenced prior to Christmas 2015 and culminated in a series of open meetings in January 2016. The consultation process, to date, has provided opportunity for staff, students, trade unions and other stakeholders to provide feedback in person at facilitated events and meetings and/or anonymously via a web feedback form. The feedback received was provided for more formal consideration through the University's relevant Boards and Committees in July 2016.
The initial consultation process stimulated a wealth of feedback ranging from the extremely precise through to the very broad and, through harnessing the talents of the Cardiff School of Art and Design, even included a visual representation of the group sessions. This wealth of feedback has subsequently been synthesised into an array of key themes which inform the core documents and form the basis of the actions plans which underpin them.
The new Strategy – covering the period 2016-20 – includes the following three core aims:
Social Responsibility – Contribute to a fairer society through enhancing the impact of interactions with our local, regional and international communities
Environmental Efficiency – Embed environmental sustainability as a core organising principle across all activities
Health and Wellbeing – Create an environment where individuals are inspired and supported to perform to the best of their abilities, and in doing so, contribute to the University's aims, values and success
An update of progress with the
Healthy University Plan for 2016 was presented in June 2017.