Academics in discussion

What has happened so far?

The Faculty Deans have each presented their own strategies at Provost’s Board, and the Board has spent time at each meeting discussing shared ambitions and vision, laying the groundwork for the Academic Strategy.

Discussions were held in departments and faculties, and staff were encouraged also to feedback thoughts to Heads of Department. The Provost met collectively with the Heads of Department in June to learn directly from them how their discussions were progressing.

A draft strategy was presented to staff and students at a number of consultation sessions and online during July 2019. Feedback from the staff and student consultation was collated and reviewed by Provost’s Board in order to refine the strategy.

Launch Event

In January 2020, staff, students and external partners gathered together to celebrate the launch of the Academic Strategy and look ahead to its implementation. The Provost hosted the event and spoke alongside Professor Nigel Brandon (Dean of the Faculty of Engineering), Professor Simone Buitendijk (Vice-Provost for Education), and President of the Imperial College Union, Abhijay Sood, who highlighted the role students will play in the implementation of the strategy. 

Find out more about the launch

Working groups

Working groups have been formed for each strategy theme and student experience. These include expert researchers and teachers, and student representatives from across the four faculties. These groups bring together expertise from across disciplines to review the themes and to generate ideas for new projects, initiatives and investment. These groups met initially during the autumn term of 2019 and feedback from the groups is being incorporated into the strategy development.

If you have an idea or opportunity for a theme that you would like considered in the working groups, you can get in touch at