University Strategy 2019-25

2.1 Transformational curricula

Two female students wearing white coats, sitting at a lab bench with a microscope in front of them. They are looking down at an iPad on the bench top.

2.1.1 Our research-led curricula will induct our students into our communities of academic and professional practice through disciplinary and interdisciplinary knowledge, ideas, practices and techniques. 

2.1.2 We will work in partnership with our students to ensure that our curricula meet their needs and aspirations, to create opportunities for students to develop their Essex education and to ensure that every student is supported to acquire the skills and capabilities to put ideas into action, to benefit people and communities. Every programme will offer students opportunities to work across disciplinary and skill boundaries, to shape their learning and to develop the skills and practices that support social action. 

2.1.3 We will continue to nurture our global mind-set, collaborating with international partners to develop innovative programmes of study, learning from international innovations and experiences and providing opportunities for our students and staff to benefit from our global outlook.