Developing a new Digital, Creative and Cultural sub-strategy

Our University is in the process of developing a new Digital, Creative and Cultural sub-strategy. You are invited to have your say as part of the staff, student, alumni and external stakeholder consultation process.

Our draft strategy

The draft Digital, Creative and Cultural sub-strategy and action plan have been developed to provide strategic oversight and direction for the development of digital, creative and cultural engagement across the whole University.

The draft sub-strategy sets out an institutional approach, encapsulating work that is already taking place across the University, and establishing eighteen objectives and actions under eight strategic priority headings:

  • pre-arrival recruitment and transition
  • digital, creative and cultural within the curriculum
  • skills and employability
  • developing collaborative research links across digital, creative and cultural
  • developing external profile and engagement
  • research impact
  • enterprise including Knowledge Gateway opportunities
  • communications and advancement

Through this consultation with our community and stakeholders we hope to take into consideration a wide range of perspectives and views. The feedback and comments that we receive will help us improve the draft.

How to comment

Please send your comments by email to spcon@essex.ac.uk. It would be helpful if you could indicate which paragraph in the draft sub-strategy or which strategic priority in the draft annual action plan your specific comments relate to.

The deadline for comments is Friday 14 April 2017.

What happens next?

All comments received will be reviewed and will be incorporated as appropriate into the final sub-strategy that will be presented to the University Steering Group on 19 June 2017, to Senate on 5 July 2017 and to Council for approval on 17 July 2017.

Other ways in which you can contribute

There will also be opportunities to explore the key themes, ask questions, and provide feedback through discussion at Education Committee, Research Committee and other meetings.

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