Vision 2028 is our ambitious 10-year strategy to reinvent the University and reimagine the role of higher education. Our Vision places UEL at the forefront of careers-led education, providing students with a springboard for the jobs and opportunities of the future.
It aims to drive diversity in the 4.0 talent pipeline to give graduates the skills, tools, and competencies sought by employers and entrepreneurs in a rapidly changing world, particularly following the Covid-19 pandemic.
Our priorities remain resolute in our mission: driving career-ready student inclusion, and increasing our reputation for the benefit of our alumni and the social impact of the University.
Employer-led careers zones
We are proud to announce ground-breaking collaborations with world-leading companies to drive graduate-level careers and fulfil rewarding life goals.
Implementing cloud technologies to improve performance, generate cost savings, and provide an outstanding learning experience for students.
Maximising mental wealth
The world of work is changing and so are our degrees. We are developing professional fitness to accelerate employment readiness for a 4.0 and 5.0 economy.
Our academics are pioneers of new thinking that impact people and the planet. Their knowledge advances practice, policy, and well-being in every community we serve.
CROSS-CUTTING INSTITUTIONAL PRIORITIES
Developing digital fluency throughout the University, creating learning experiences and spaces that meet the needs of future students, employers, and entrepreneurs.
We are globally connected with educators, industry, and communities to pioneer futures for a 4.0 economy and inclusive society.
We believe in health, physical activity, and sport for all. We have an elite athlete zone and are the London Talent Hub for Basketball England.
Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion
We are committed to realising an inclusive environment and are one of only 12 universities in the UK with the Race Equality Charter.
In Year 3/4 of Vision 2028, we continued to be tested by the global pandemic and since then have taken decisive action to advance our education and research impact, while responding dynamically in constantly changing circumstances.
Our multi-layered Covid response system kept our community safe, our Dual Delivery framework engaged students to ever-higher levels and our series of wellbeing initiatives provided intellectual, emotional and physical support during a historically difficult time. We also took the opportunity to explore new themes.
In Year 3 of Vision 2028 we moved forward with the following strategies:
- Becoming a leader in the local and global climate change conversation and a net-zero carbon institution.
- Supporting the health and well-being of students, staff, and the local community with care, compassion, and commitment.
- Harnessing the power of sport to transform lives individually, locally, and nationally.
- This year we also celebrated the launch of our multi-million-pound Connected Campus improvement programme, designed to increase the accessibility of our campuses to our community and to enhance the education and industry interface.
Now, as we continue to focus on Year 4 of Vision 2028, our careers-first vision has remained constant. We empower our learners, build industry 5.0 career-readiness, and nurture an inclusive industry-facing environment that is central to the creation of a more diverse talent pipeline.