The Healthy University Strategy has evolved from the bottom up with clear support and commitment from all parts of the University including the Student Union. It has been, and continues to be very much informed by the staff and student voice. The Strategy content largely developed out of a series of staff and student 'road shows' and other consultation opportunities which were held throughout 2015/16.
The Strategy's aims revolve around the development of a socially cohesive, environmentally responsible and all inclusive work and study environment which looks to engage staff, students and the wider community. The wealth of feedback from staff, students and the wider community has been synthisised into an array of key themes which inform the core strategy documents and form the basis of action plans which underpin them.
The 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