Following conclusion of the Growing Esteem strategic phase, the University has begun development of the next organisational-wide strategy – Strategy 2030.In early September, the discussion paper was distributed internally which proposed a new strategic framework focused on the key themes: Students and Education, Basic Research and its Translation, Global Leadership, Place and People, Diversity and Inclusion.
MU Sport has engaged in the consultation process and provided Strategy, Planning and Performance feedback on how our organisation currently engages with the key themes raised in the paper. This includes through our work to enhance the cocurricular student experience through sport and offer the largest single co-curricular activity at the University, with over 18,000 students utilising our programs and facilities annually.
We have also recently made great strides in engaging many of the most vulnerable and isolated students through a range of initiatives such as the Water Safety program, Strong Women program, the Indigenous Sport program and the Pride and Diversity program. As part of this, we are embedding inclusive practices across the organisation with the introduction of our Indigenous Engagement Framework and LBGTQIA+ Inclusion policy.
We will periodically update Sport stakeholders on the University’s strategy development process. It is anticipated that the final strategy paper will be released in December of this year.