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About the University Strategic Partnerships Unit

USPU visual 504x259 Welcome to the University Strategic Partnerships Unit

The University Strategic Partnerships Unit (USPU) was created in August 2014 to oversee the establishment and growth of a network of high quality international and UK based academic partnerships and to develop and manage corporate partnerships with a view to exploiting clear synergies around the University’s core product proposition.

Our Vision

The USPU’s vision is to establish and maintain a network of inspirational and innovative partnerships that positively impact on the students, employers, communities and other stakeholders with which our partners engage.

Our Strategic Goals

  • To build the University’s international profile and reputation as a partner of choice in the delivery of high quality Higher Education.
  • To ensure that the University delivers a ‘Best in Class’ experience both to its partners and the students serviced by those partners.
  • To ensure that the University’s strategic partnerships are financially sustainable over the medium to long-term.