Revised for 2010-2012
At the University of the West of England, Bristol,
we have accomplished a great deal towards the
implementation of our Strategic Plan 2007-2012.
Our performance in student surveys demonstrates
that in some areas of the University we are among
those leading the way in terms of good practice
(eg in the National Student Survey 2009 and in
the i-graduate International Student Barometer 2010). Our results
in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise saw UWE ranked as
one of the highest performing modern universities with 37% of
our research rated as world-leading or internationally excellent.
Our external environment has, however, altered significantly
since our Strategic Plan was introduced in 2007. The higher
education sector is now faced with a set of increasingly
difficult financial circumstances, with further cuts to our
public funding on the horizon.