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Shaping our Future

We want colleagues to feel proud to work for Edinburgh Napier University, so it’s important that you not only feel connected to the strategy, but also own it and feel empowered to deliver it.
From ongoing feedback on Strategy 2020, we’ve already got a good idea of what’s gone well and what we can improve on. But we want to continue the conversation by tapping into the wealth of knowledge, experience and skills of all our people. In this way, we’ll start to build an ambition for the future rooted in our purpose, identity, distinctiveness, strengths, opportunities and values.
For more information on Shaping our Future, timelines and what we need from you, click here.
For more detail on the political, economic and social factors which influence what we are able to achieve and what our stakeholders expect us to achieve, click here.
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Upcoming events

In response to emerging themes from the ‘Shaping Our Future’ engagement feedback, we’ve got the following 30 minute Lightning Talks and 60 minute discussion events planned:


"Envisioning the Future of Work through the Lens of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)" with Miles Weaver, Hock Tan & Kenny Crossan
Thursday 16 May              Sighthill              Room 2.D.07       12.30 – 1.30pm


"Likely Future Patterns of Health and Wellbeing: Implications when Seeking to Widen Access" with Brian Williams

Wednesday 22 May          Sighthill              Room 3.D.05       1.00 - 1.30pm


"The Art of Disruption: building a challenge led brand" with Geoff Day

Thursday 30 May         ​ Craiglockhart              Room tbc       1.00 - 1.30pm


"Community Engagement: Working in Partnership to Solve Problems that Matter" with Sandra Cairncross

Wednesday 5 June           Merchiston         Room B2              12.30 – 1.30pm


"Artificial Intelligence – title tbc" with Emma Hart

Monday 17 June               Merchiston              Room tbc       4.30 – 5pm


"The Global Crisis in Antimicrobial Resistance – title tbc" with Peter Barlow

Thursday 27 June             Sighthill              Room tbc       4.30 – 5pm


These talks will provide some short insights that will stimulate conversation on key drivers for change relevant to the University’s future direction.

Watch this space – more events and opportunities to engage will be added in due course…
If you have any feedback or queries, contact Alistair Sambell, Senior Vice Principal or the Shaping Our Future team.

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