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Our refreshed University Strategy is made up of 13 strategic areas and is our roadmap up until 2027. It includes three academic core strategies, four transversal strategies and six enabling strategies.

Building on Strength, Shaping our Future

We remain committed to our collegiate model and aim for 40-45% of our full-time students who are taught in Durham to live in University-managed accommodation.
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Funding our Future

The need for financial sustainability drives our strategy refresh. The financial environment has changed significantly.
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Our People

Our people are our greatest asset. We are a community of highly talented individuals working together and with our students to improve the world around us.
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Estates and Accommodation

Our focus is to provide safe and inspiring living and work spaces to enable our staff and students to flourish and achieve their best.
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Our Digital Strategy

Our Digital Strategy is an ambitious programme of change and improvement, designed to transform how we work, teach, learn, research, engage and do business.
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Donor, Alumni and Supporter Development

Through the professional expertise and networks of our alumni and supporter community, we offer our students life-changing opportunities.
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Our University Strategy

Read or download our refreshed strategy document to learn more about our priorities and developments.

Read our strategy brochure