Strategy implementation

Our Strategy was launched in 2016 and provides a roadmap that sets out our goals in six key areas. Here you will find a timeline for implementation (PDF, 16kB) and updates on our progress as we put our strategy into effect over the next seven years.

Latest update: July 2017

Landmark £10 million gift for the University of Bristol’s new campus

This month we received our largest ever philanthropic gift to support the creation of the University's new Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus in the heart of the city. The £10 million gift was made by Bristol alumnus Hugh Sloane and the Sloane Robinson Foundation, which he founded with his business partner George Robinson. 

Teaching and research on the seven-acre site, which adjoins Brunel's iconic Temple Meads train station, will focus on digital technologies, their application by citizens, organisations and industry, and the innovation they drive. Find out more.

Education and the student experience

We will provide an outstanding research-rich, innovative and inclusive education to prepare our students for a rapidly-changing world.

Research, innovation and partnerships

We will cement our position as one of the world’s leading research-intensive universities and be an exemplar of openness and collaboration.

Our staff and ways of working

We will recruit, develop and retain the best staff and provide them with a challenging, high-performing and supportive environment

  • Governance review
  • Personal development and performance management
  • Staff engagement plan
  • Increase diversity within our staff population

Internationalisation and global relations

We will further internationalise our student experience, deepen our alliances worldwide and reinforce our global reputation for excellence.

Physical and digital infrastructure

We will provide a welcoming, well-maintained and inclusive campus with everything our staff and students need to succeed and flourish.


We will work in partnership with students, the city and organisations around the globe to address social and environmental challenges.

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