The Departmental Strategy has been designed to provide a framework for our growth and development as the University's newest academic unit. Through our five broad goals and the objectives that support them, we seek to meet our mission -- To provide world-leading educational programmes that prepare students for future success. We aspire to position Warwick Foundation Studies as one of the most successful pre-university departments in the UK in terms of the quality of teaching and learning and in its contribution to the wider university community.
Our strategy must be sufficiently flexible and adaptable to respond to the evolving needs of both the department and the wider university and to exploit new and unforeseen opportunities as they arise. I anticipate the regular review and revision of the strategy throughout the course of each academic year. Our ability to respond to new opportunities depends on our capacity to be agile and able to act quickly in a constantly changing environment. I am confident that the enthusiasm and dynamism shown within Warwick Foundation Studies, from both our dedicated staff and talented students, places us in a strong position to meet the challenges ahead and move the department from strength to strength together.
Dr Ines Molinaro, April 2018
Head of Department
Click each goal to view specific objectives:
- To become an institutional department of best practice for teaching excellence, supporting the University’s wider Education strategy
- To provide the most successful University-delivered International Foundation Programme in the UK
- To work in collaboration with other academic departments to support their international recruitment objectives (diversification of international student cohort, in terms of nationality and disciplinary choice)
- To design, implement and deliver new programmes of study or short courses that enable students to develop the necessary skills and academic competencies required for their future studies at Warwick or elsewhere
- To work collaboratively with academic and administrative departments to achieve the University’s Widening Participation and Fair Access objectives