At the heart of our strategy is our shared common purpose: to create and sustain a university in which, for the benefit of both Australia and the wider world, the brightest researchers and the most promising students, whatever their social or cultural background, can thrive and realise their full potential.

Planning for 2016–20

In 2015 we will develop our 2016-20 Strategic Plan, informed by a wide-ranging consultation with our staff, students and other key stakeholders.

Current consultation opportunities

Developing a distinctive undergraduate education

The first formal discussion paper in the 2016–20 strategy conversation focuses on our undergraduate educational offerings (116KB PDF). The ideas in this paper are intended to provoke a discussion about:

  • our educational values
  • our desired graduate attributes
  • the curriculum framework and course architecture designed to deliver a distinctive Sydney education.

We encourage you to take the time to share your thoughts on the proposals in this paper. You can submit written comments until 6 July.

If you require further time to submit feedback, please email

The University is using QuestionPro to gather feedback on this discussion paper. QuestionPro is a third-party website that the University regularly uses to gather feedback and to conduct surveys.

Previous consultation

To begin the planning conversation, the University surveyed staff and students in March and April. Their feedback is informing the series of discussion papers and focus groups running from June to August.

The University provided a summary of results to staff and students in May before the release of the first discussion paper. The overview was prepared by research firm Colmar Brunton, who ran the survey on behalf of the University.

If you have any questions about the strategic planning process, please email