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Vision 2028 – Year 3

As we entered Year 3 of Vision 2028, we continued to be tested by the global pandemic. We took decisive action to advance our education and research impact while responding dynamically in constantly changing circumstances. 

Through it all, we stood strong. Our multi-layered Covid response system kept our community safe, our Dual Delivery framework engaged students to ever-higher levels, and our series of wellbeing initiatives provided intellectual, emotional and physical support during a historically difficult time. As we closed out 2021, we could proudly say that not only has the University of East London successfully navigated the pandemic, we have flourished.

Our careers-first vision has remained constant: we empower our learners, build Industry 5.0 career-readiness and nurture an inclusive industry-facing environment that is central to the creation of a more diverse talent pipeline. And while the pandemic has remained uppermost in our thoughts this year, we also took the opportunity to explore new themes. 

In Year 3 of Vision 2028 we moved forward with the following strategies:

  • Becoming a leader in the local and global climate change conversation and a net-zero carbon institution
  • Supporting the health and wellbeing of students, staff and the local community with care, compassion and commitment 
  • Harnessing the power of sport to transform lives individually, locally and nationally 
  • This year we also celebrated the launch of our multi-million pound Connected Campus improvement programme designed to increase the accessibility of our campuses to our community and to enhance the education and industry interface. 

Our 2020/21 annual report reflects upon these accomplishments, demonstrating how we successfully overcame challenges as we look to how we can build upon our progress in the years to come.

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A message from Anulika Ajufo, chair of the University of East London Board of Governors

"We have made tremendous progress despite the prevailing global conditions brought about by Covid-19"

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A message from Professor Amanda Broderick, vice-chancellor and president

"The University of East London is emerging from the pandemic more robust than ever"

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