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Our Strategy

BEI Strategic Plan 2021-26

Our strategic plan sets out the School's mission, values and strategic priorities. At the heart of our strategy is the aim to provide high quality, inspirational teaching that meets the changing needs of our students.

Our Purpose

  • The School of Business, Economics, and Informatics is a distinctive provider of purposeful education for a diverse and evolving society. From our base in London’s Bloomsbury, we provide the highest quality evening-led and flexible teaching. We produce research that is theoretically informed, socially and practically relevant, and engage with key communities to change practice. Our students graduate with an expanded outlook and enhanced potential for personal and professional growth and retain a lifelong affinity with our School.

Our Mission

  • We aim to fulfill the College's mission of providing a student-centred higher education experience that combines accessibility with rigorous teaching and research.

Our Values

  • Aspiration: we will create an aspirational environment in BEI for our students to achieve their personal and professional ambitions. We ensure that our research meets the highest academic standards, generates wider impact and informs practice, delivering for our partners and wider communities.
  • Collaboration: underpinning our teaching and research will be a commitment to collaboration: with current students and alumni; with external partners and organisations; and with other Schools and colleagues from Birkbeck. We will engage with stakeholders to ensure that our educational offer and our research outputs are relevant for our communities.
  • Challenge: we will encourage our students to ask questions, debate, and challenge to ensure that they are able to meet their potential.
  • People-focused: our people are central to providing a high-quality student experience and to producing high quality research. We will create an open, transparent, and fair working environment that is responsive to their needs and enables them to achieve their personal ambitions as well as the ambitions of BEI.

Our Strategic Priorities 2021-26

  • Strategic priority 1: To create a student-centred education culture in BEI which puts the learning partnership centre stage.
  • Strategic priority 2: To transform students’ lives through an outstanding educational experience at foundation, undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral level.
  • Strategic Priority 3: To continue to support and enhance our digital and online offering.
  • Strategic priority 4: To produce high quality research that impacts on scholarship, practice and policy.
  • Strategic priority 5: To actively engage with organisations and external communities to create networks and communities to support organisations and individuals in the post-COVID era.
  • Strategic priority 6: To provide a high performance, collaborative and aspirational working environment for all.