We have set out our strategic direction in The Way Forward 2012-2017.

Our ambition is to rank consistently among the top 100 universities in the world and the top 20 in the UK. In doing so we will focus on key areas such as education, research and innovation, internationalisation and engagement.

The Way Forward outlines the guiding principles for the way we put these ambitions into practice, and includes ten performance indicators that will help us gauge our progress.

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The Way Forward

24 September 2014

Read about our strategic direction and focus on research, education, international and engagement.

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Read The Way Forward in Welsh (PDF, 473.2 Kb).

Supporting strategies

Education and students strategy

Education and students

1 May 2013

Read our strategy on education and students, which ensures a strong emphasis on supporting students through the transition to independent learning and recruiting students from all strata of society.

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Research, innovation and enterprise strategy

Research, innovation and enterprise strategy

1 May 2013

Read our research, innovation and enterprise strategy, which shows how we will increase our research income from grants and contracts, as well as ensuring our research has global impact.

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International and engagement strategy

International and engagement

1 May 2013

Read our international and engagement strategy, which explains how we aim to be recognised as an international university that is of benefit to Wales.

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Widening access and retention strategy

1 July 2011

Read our widening access and retention strategy, which explains how we will attract, recruit and retain the most able students from the most diverse backgrounds and enable them to maximise their potential.

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