Vision and strategy

Pharmaceutical Three Students Working Together in a lab

We have reached a pivotal moment in the higher education landscape that requires us to take a new strategic approach to enable us to continue to thrive.

Following consultation with students, staff, executives, university council members and external stakeholders, we have agreed a new vision, mission and strategy that responds to the challenges we face.

Our mission

Transforming lives. Stimulating discovery. Realising potential.

Through teaching, learning, research and enterprise, we will harness the skills, imagination and enthusiasm of our students and staff to work in partnership with large and small enterprises across the public, private and charitable sectors, changing people and communities, and delivering a lasting economic and social benefit.

Our vision

By pioneering exceptional industry partnerships, we will lead the way in real world experiences that prepare students for life.

Our vision makes a bold statement; it is ambitious, yet firmly rooted in experience. Cross-sector industry partnerships link our heritage with our future aspirations.

Industry at Salford

Underpinning our vision and central to our strategy is our collaboration with industry. This is a bold departure from traditional structures and models of learning, and will provide an outstanding experience for our students, staff and partners.

Industry collaboration is our single strategic priority. It means we develop and nurture outstanding relationships with industry in all aspects of our business, from co-creation of the curriculum and producing job-ready graduates, to research, consultancy and knowledge exchange.