Annual review 2022 ship/boat image
As you will see over the coming pages, it has been another truly outstanding year for the University and a fitting way to celebrate three decades of university status.
Our world-leading research has once again come to the fore, evidenced by our shortlisting as Times Higher University of the Year, our success in the Research Excellence Framework, and high-profile awards and accolades.
Our staff, students and graduates have continued to excel, demonstrating the University’s positive effect at both a personal and societal level.
We are also continuing to innovate on our estate, achieving Scope 1 and 2 net-zero status three years earlier than planned and progressing with new developments that will transform our future.
As I reflect on the year’s achievements what stands out is the full scale of our local and global impact, influence, and partnerships.
We have advanced action on some of the most pressing global challenges facing society, influencing global commitments on climate change and ocean plastics.
Our work has impacted UK government policy and continues to set the agenda on current and emerging topics.
We are at the forefront of securing the future economic and cultural prosperity of the South-West, ensuring it continues to thrive for generations to come.
In a year when the invasion of Ukraine has dominated headlines, we partnered with two of its universities to share resources, learning and ideas that we envisage will last long beyond the current crisis.
This sense of connectivity – across disciplines, generations, and geographical borders – has always been a real source of pride for everyone connected to the University.
The 2022 Annual Review is evidence of our commitment to furthering that, to create a better planet and society now and for the future. I hope that you enjoy reading the Review.
Professor Judith Petts CBE
Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive