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Tuesday 25 November
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Strategic Planning and Policy Unit

The Corporate Plan 2012-14

Anglia Ruskin's New Corporate Plan for the period 2012-14 can be accessed by clicking on the link below. Printed copies of the Plan are available from the Strategic Planning & Policy Unit of the Academic Office.

Anglia Ruskin University's Corporate Plan 2012-14
Image of Cover of Corporate Plan 2012-14


The new Plan builds on the success of the previous Plan (2009-11) and sets out 15 goals which we will strive to accomplish over the next three years.  Each goal is accompanied by demanding targets to help us gauge and monitor our progress during this period.

The Strategic Planning & Policy Unit provides regular updates to the Corprate Management Team and the Senate on the progress made against the targets set for each of the 15 Goals:

Corporate Plan 2012-14: Goals
More than 90% of our students will succeed, be satisfied, and will recommend us to a friend.

The Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) Survey will report that
95% of students are in work or further study six months after leaving us; our graduates’ earnings will match average graduate earnings; and 7% of students will leave us to start their own businesses.

All judgements of our academic quality and reputation show continuous improvement and at least 95% of all external assessments are positive, including those of Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies.
Every member of academic staff will be engaged in research or current professional practice in their academic discipline.
Our Research Institutes (The Childhood and Youth Research Institute; The Cultures of the Digital Economy; The Institute for International Management Practice; The Postgraduate Medical Institute; and The Global Sustainability Institute) will have national recognition.

More than 90% of staff will find their work satisfying, will recommend working here to friends or family, and will receive job-related training and development each year.

Students will use the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) on a daily basis, sustainability will be a feature of their experience, and most full-time on-campus students will be involved in activity outside the academic curriculum.
To enable our academic programme to be administered and delivered affordably at home and abroad, face-to-face and online, we will maximise its efficiency through the use of student and staff friendly online systems.  We shall strive to exceed national and sector benchmarks for the sustainability of our buildings and processes.
We will become a leading UK provider of Professional Doctorates, work-based learning and the Accreditation of Prior Learning.
20% of our campus-based students are from outside the EU and we educate an equal number of students both on-site and off-site.
20% of our activity worldwide will be at postgraduate level and we will award at least 50 PhDs across at least 10 disciplines each year.

The number of organisations we work with will grow by 5% a year, as will our external commercial earnings, while profitability will remain at least at 10%. We will mainstream our not for profit sector development work and expand activity in this area so as to become a recognised centre of excellence.

Establish a Business Innovation Centre (to support the growth of new businesses based on ideas emanating from both inside Anglia Ruskin University and in the broader community we serve) which we manage and for which we provide academic support.

We will investigate, and if feasible, establish a ‘Med Tech Campus’ in Essex, a Science Park which uses its connections with Anglia Ruskin University (particularly the Postgraduate Medical Institute) to attract local and international businesses to relocate to Essex because of the supply of high quality graduates and our related research base.

We will increase our engagement with local communities, including those associated with our international partnerships.


For more information on our Corporate Plan, please contact the Strategic Planning & Policy Unit of the Academic Office.