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Excellence with Purpose - University Strategy

Excellence with Purpose - University Strategy

Reshape, Refresh, Renew

In the past five years, the University of Warwick has seen extraordinary change, both within our walls and in the world at large. Our achievements have been outstanding, including being named the first Russell Group "University of the Year for Teaching Quality 2022" (by The Times and The Sunday Times), achieving Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2023 and receiving a record number of student applications. At the same time, we've navigated through challenges like the Covid pandemic, Brexit, and a volatile global landscape.

As the landscape continues to evolve, it's an ideal time to reshape, refresh and renew our "Excellence with Purpose" 2030 strategy. This renewed vision will not only elevate our future goals, it will also reaffirm our commitment to making a positive, lasting impact for years to come. Here we will review our achievements and commit ourselves to a series of goals.

Vice-Chancellor of the University of Warwick, Stuart Croft

"It is time for a review of our 2018 strategy. Here's how we'll refresh our approach, and how we'll aspire to even greater heights."

- Stuart Croft, Vice-Chancellor

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Strategy snapshot

Our purpose

Pointing the way ahead so that together, we can make a better world.

We will deliver this through what we do:

Our Research

Internationally recognised as world class with impact and purpose, to change the world, making lives healthier, fairer, safer, more just, resilient, and enriched.

Our Education

Research-led and international in outlook, staff and students co-creating the educational experience. Transformative and enriching for students and aiding social mobility.

Supported by

Social Inclusion

Creating a culture of belonging and inclusion, where students and staff can reach their potential.


Releasing the value of creative ideas, actions and collaborations.

Regional Leadership

Driving the economic, social and cultural growth of our region.


Grow our global networks, engagement and influence. Champion our diverse global campus community.


Embedding sustainability in our curriculum and research, supporting campus biodiversity and operations to go beyond net zero.


  • Placemaking
  • Partnerships
  • Innovation in Action
  • Empowerment


  • Going forward and further
  • Thinking freely
  • Thriving on difference
  • Creating connections
  • Sharing opportunities