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UCL Strategic Plan 2022-27

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UCL Strategic Plan 2022-27

A consultation with our community – staff, students, alumni, key partners – to develop a strategic plan for the next five years.

What the 5-year strategic plan is for

Our strategic plan will set out our whole-university priorities for the next five years, focusing effort and investment on a small number of shared priorities agreed through consultation with our community and stakeholders. It will maintain the trajectory established by UCL 2034 and our ambition to be London’s global university.  

Why we are developing it now 

UCL 2034 is an important statement of vision and aspiration for UCL as a globally leading university. Seven years in, our sector, our city and the broader external environment have changed dramatically. We have a new President and Provost and we are emerging from a global pandemic during a time of geopolitical and social change. With several institutional strategies at the end of their duration, it is time to review our progress in research, education and innovation and reset our goals for the next period of our development.  

How the consultation will be run 

The consultation will happen in phases between October 2021 and April 2022, built around the publication of a series of discussion papers about where we’ve got to, where we want to be in five years and how we get there. The first two papers are available below. We want to achieve the broadest and deepest possible engagement with staff and students, through town halls, workshops, focus groups and open calls for feedback on the published papers. We’ll then pull together the outcomes of discussions in those phases into a draft strategic plan, on which we’ll consult again before it is confirmed.

How to provide feedback

We welcome feedback from all.

Discussions papers issued to date

Published on 25/10/21:

Published on 10/01/22:


Executive summaries of each paper can be found on the consultation site. For accessibility, the discussion papers are available as Word documents, or other formats, on request. 

If you have any questions, contact the consultation team at consultation@ucl.ac.uk.

ACCESS THE CONSULTATION WEBSITE (for UCL community members)