Our Strategy

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“What stood out for me in this strategy is that not only does it focus on our students, but it also focuses on our teachers; and how improving their experience will in return also improve learning at UNSW.

The other big highlight is the commitment that the strategy makes to include students, not only in the consultation process but also in the implementation and the review of the strategy”


Sahana Nandakumar, Chair of the Arc Board

Sahana Nandakumar
Teacher with student in lab

Our vision

Our aim is to be recognised globally for the distinctiveness of our education and for the quality of our student experience. We will be a leader in the provision of onsite and digital learning. We will invest in our academic staff, increase the quality of our student services, refine our curriculum and modes of assessment, and continue to innovate in the delivery of our education and student experience in and beyond the classroom. 

Our initiatives

In pursuing our vision, we build on our achievements, pursue new initiatives, continue to support faculties and our students, and provide targeted interventions where needed. Our markers of success will enable us to judge our progress in delivering an unrivalled education and student experience. 

Our goal is to enable our students to realise their ambitions, and to grow, develop and contribute positively to a better world. We want our graduates to be prepared for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. We believe our initiatives will lay the foundation of their journey ahead.

Following an extensive consultation with our students and staff, we are prioritising 16 key initiatives within four areas of focus.

Listening to students and staff, and acting on their feedback, are essential prerequisites for the realisation of our ambitions. We will utilise data driven leadership in a strategic approach to surveys, which will inform our initiatives building a better sense of connectedness and improved support mechanisms. We will also prioritise and promote working with our students as partners in decision making and in co-creation of our education and university experience.

To deliver an outstanding education, we will listen to and invest in the capabilities and competencies of our staff, supporting them in the development of inspiring educational content and digital proficiency for effective delivery in physical and virtual environments. Through related initiatives, we will champion employability, work integrated learning and the design of a modern curriculum, while helping all of our students succeed through inclusive and equitable approaches. 

We aim to genuinely challenge ourselves - our staff and our students - by setting and pursuing a demanding standard. Specific initiatives include reviews and improvements of our assessment practices, development of quality course contents, inclusion of 'data for learning' approaches and utilisation of the educational technology for the future. 

Speaking with our students and staff, we are acutely aware of the importance of community building within all our physical and digital campuses and environments. Related initiatives focus on fostering a sense of belonging, creating safe and inclusive campus spaces and activities, promoting health and wellness, and genuinely celebrating our beautiful cultures and rich diversity.